At its regular meeting on Monday, November 26, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 400, City Hall, the San Francisco Ethics Commission will discuss draft regulations governing the Ethics Commission’s handling of complaints related to alleged violations of the Sunshine Ordinance and referrals from the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force (SOTF). Commission staff had prepared an earlier version of the draft regulations, which it 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 a joint meeting with the SOTF Compliance and Amendments Committee on April 13, 2012, the Commission and the Committee discussed the revised proposals and provided guidance to staff for the development of the proposed regulations. The Commission discussed draft regulations at its regular meeting on September 24, 2012.
The proposed regulations, along with a staff report and draft amendments to the Ethics Commission’s Regulations for Investigations and Enforcement Proceedings striking references to the Sunshine Ordinance, are available for review at the Commission office and on its website.