John St. Croix
For release: February 28, 2012
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT FEBRUARY 27, 2012 REGULAR MEETING
At its regular meeting on February 27, 2012, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:
- Initially approved, by a vote of 5-0, amendments to the Statement of Incompatible Activities (SIA) for the San Francisco Public Library. After the City engages in meet and confer about the changes, the amendments will return to the Commission for final approval at a subsequent meeting.
- Considered a request for a waiver from the one-year post-employment restriction that applies to legislative aides of the Board of Supervisors under sections 3.234(a)(2) and 3.234(b)(1) of the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code. After receiving testimony from Robert Selna, a former legislative aide to former Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi, and members of the public, the Commission did not take a vote on Mr. Selna's request. But the Commission urged Mr. Selna to return with a waiver request, if his future employer would require him to communicate with a City department, board, commission, officer or employee in order to influence a government decision.
- By votes of 5-0, re-elected Benedict Hur as the Chair and Jamienne Studley as Vice-Chair of the Commission for the coming year.
The Commission’s next scheduled meeting will be held on Monday, March 26, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 400 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.