Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – October 23, 2012 – Summary of Actions Taken at October 22, 2012 Meeting

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

For release: October 23, 2012

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT OCTOBER 22, 2012 MEETING

At its regular meeting on October 22, 2012, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • Considered reports drafted by the San Jose City Attorney’s Office regarding two complaints that alleged willful violations of the Sunshine Ordinance by staff at the Ethics Commission and Controller’s Office.  By a vote of 3-0, the Commission ruled that there was no willful violation by staff of the Ethics Commission or the Controller’s Office with respect to the non-disclosure of the investigative files of either department; and continued the hearing regarding the remaining allegation that the staff withheld correspondence files in willful violation of the Sunshine Ordinance.  The Commission requested that the San Jose City Attorney’s Office review the correspondence files of the Ethics Commission in the matters, if such exist, to determine whether any documents should have been disclosed. 
  • By a vote of 3-0, approved with suggested amendments the draft FY 2011-2012 annual report of the Ethics Commission.

The next regular meeting of the Commission will be held on Monday, November 26, 2012 in Room 400 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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