Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – July 24, 2012 – Summary of Actions Taken at July 23, 2012 Meeting

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

For release: July 24, 2012

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT JULY 23, 2012 MEETING

At its regular meeting on July 23, 2012, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • By a vote of 4-0, approved amendments to the Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance (CFRO), San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 1.112 to require that all campaign statements submitted to the Ethics Commission be filed electronically.  Recently, the State Legislature passed AB 2452, which permits local government agencies to require local candidates and committees to file campaign disclosure reports electronically, thereby eliminating the need for paper filings.  The amendments will now go before the Board of Supervisors for consideration.

  • By a vote of 4-0, approved amendments to regulations for section 1.126 of the CFRO.  The amendments clarify the scope of section 1.126, including the application of section 1.126 to local officials seeking election to state office, and address other technical changes.  A regulation approved by the Commission becomes effective 60 days after the date of its adoption unless before the expiration of the 60-day period, two-thirds of all members of the Board of Supervisors vote to veto the regulation. 

The Commission’s next scheduled special meeting will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 9 a.m. in Room 263 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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