John St. Croix
For release: November 26, 2013
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT NOVEMBER 25, 2013 REGULAR MEETING
At its regular meeting on November 25, 2013, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following action:
- By a vote of 3-0, approved draft amendments to Sunshine Ordinance Regulation 67.33-1 and the adoption of Ethics Commission Regulation 15.102-1. The regulations, as approved, would permit filers of the Sunshine Ordinance declaration and the AB 1234 ethics training declaration to submit the declarations in person, by mail or facsimile, or as attachments to an email. The regulations would also permit the Ethics Commission to require the electronic filing of such declarations in the future.
- By a vote of 3-0, approved Ethics Commission Regulation 1.126-7 to provide a method by which candidates and committees may meet the due diligence requirements of the contractor ban under San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 1.126.
- By a vote of 3-0, approved draft regulations to clarify the reporting requirements of San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 3.216(d), under which an elected officer who accepts a gift of transportation, lodging or subsistence for any out-of-state travel that is paid for in part by an entity other than the City, another governmental body, or a bona-fide educational institution, must file a report with the Commission.
The next regular meeting of the Commission will be held on Monday, January 27, 2014 in Room 400 City Hall. The Commission’s meeting in December, regularly scheduled for the fourth Monday of the month, is cancelled.
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.