Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Agenda – April 13, 2012 – Revised

SAN FRANCISCO ETHICS COMMISSION
NOTICE OF SPECIAL JOINT MEETING WITH
THE COMPLIANCE & AMENDMENTS COMMITTEE
OF THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE
April 13, 2012 2:00 P.M.
and AGENDA
Room 400 City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco

NOTE: This is a special joint meeting of the Ethics Commission with the Compliance & Amendments Committee of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force; it is not on the usual day or time of the Commission's regular monthly meetings.

  1. Call to order and roll call.
  2. Discussion of draft amendments to the Commission's regulations governing the handling of complaints related to alleged violations of the Sunshine Ordinance and referrals from the SOTF. Commission staff prepared an earlier version of the draft amendments, which were forwarded to the SOTF for review and comments on August 17, 2010. On August 1, 2011, the SOTF provided comments, along with alternate proposals. At its meeting on November 14, 2011, the Commission began consideration of a revised set of proposals from staff. At the April 13, 2012 joint meeting, members of the Commission and the SOTF will discuss the revised proposals. The proposed amendments, along with documents submitted by staff and the Compliance & Amendments Committee, will be available in the Commission office and on its website. There will be an opportunity for public comment. (Discussion.)
  3. Adjournment.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Andrea Ausberry by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415 554 7724; by fax at 415 554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org. Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Ausberry, or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/

If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Ethics Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Ethics Commission, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, during normal office hours.

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing devices.

This location is wheelchair accessible. In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct. Code § 2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100; fax (415) 252-3112 and web site www.sfethics.org

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