Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Agenda – May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012 5:30 P.M.
Room 400 City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco

NOTICE: The regular meeting of the Ethics Commission, normally scheduled for the fourth Monday of the month, is cancelled. Instead, this special meeting is being held.

Note also that the documents submitted for this proceeding are available on the Commission's website. They will also be made available for sharing at the Commission's meeting – the Commission regrets that it has insufficient resources to make hard copies available for all members of the public.

  1. Call to order and roll call.
  2. The Ethics Commission will continue its hearing on charges of official misconduct pending against Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi. Under Charter Section 15.105, when the Mayor suspends an elective officer, "The Ethics Commission shall hold a hearing not less than five days after the filing of written charges. After the hearing, the Ethics Commission shall transmit the full record of the hearing to the Board of Supervisors with a recommendation as to whether the charges should be sustained." Attorneys representing the Mayor and the Sheriff have filed papers with the Ethics Commission relating to identified issues, fact and expert witnesses, and other matters set forth at the Commission's April 23, 2012 meeting. At this meeting, among other things, the Commission will address the issues raised in the briefs, determine whether further legal argument or testimony is required and if so, when and in what form. Both parties will likely discuss factual stipulations and the availability of witnesses as well as objections to witnesses. There will be opportunity for public comment on this item. (Discussion and possible action.)
  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 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,

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

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