John St. Croix
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 Name FPPC 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 Organizations 1329703 Phil Ting for Assessor 2010 1316861 SF Forward Sponsored by San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 891575 San Francisco Labor & Neighbor Member Education / Political Issues Committee, sponsored by the San Francisco Labor Council 970630 Noe Valley Democratic Club 963103 Protect Our Benefits 990028 Laura Spanjian for Supervisor 2010 1321119
- 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.
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.