Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – February 15, 2011 – Summary of Actions Taken at February 14, 2011 Meeting

Contact:
John St. Croix
(415) 252-3100

For release: February 15, 2011

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT FEBRUARY 14, 2011 MEETING

At its meeting on February 14, 2011, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • By a vote of 4-0, approved staff’s recommendations to seek an operating budget of $2,250,000 for FY 11-12.  In addition, pursuant to law, $2 million will be allocated to the Election Campaign Fund, which will bring the amount in the Fund to just over $7 million. 
  • Randomly selected from a pool of 76 committees that were active in elections in calendar year 2010, seven committees to be audited, as follows:
    Committee NameFPPC ID Number
    Standing up to Save San Francisco – No on Measures B and K / Yes on Measures J and N, a coalition of Teachers, Nurses, Public School Parents and Labor Organizations1329703
    Phil Ting for Assessor 20101316861
    SF Forward Sponsored by San Francisco Chamber of Commerce891575
    San Francisco Labor & Neighbor Member Education / Political Issues Committee, sponsored by the San Francisco Labor Council970630
    Noe Valley Democratic Club963103
    Protect Our Benefits990028
    Laura Spanjian for Supervisor 20101321119
  • By separate votes of 4-0, selected Commissioners Ben Hur and Jamienne Studley as the Chair and Vice-Chair, respectively, for the upcoming year.

The Commission’s next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 408 City Hall. 

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The Ethics Commission, established in November 1993, serves the public, City employees and officials and candidates for public office through education and enforcement of ethics laws.  Its duties include:  filing and auditing of campaign finance disclosure statements, lobbyist and campaign consultant registration and regulation, administration of the public financing program, whistleblower program, conflict of interest reporting, investigations and enforcement, education and training, advice giving and statistical reporting. 

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