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Press Release – February 25, 2014 – Summary of Actions Taken at February 24, 2014 Regular Meeting

John St. Croix
(415) 252-3100

For release: February 25, 2014


At its regular meeting on February 24, 2014, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • Unanimously elected Commissioner Ben Hur to serve as Chairperson for the next year and unanimously re-elected Commissioner Paul Renne to serve as Vice-chair for the next year.
  • Approved proposed settlements in the following matters:
    • Dennis J. Herrera, in his Official Capacity as San Francisco City Attorney v. Michael Yaki, Case No. CGC-13-535880, filed in the Superior Court of the State of California, City and County of San Francisco, on December 4, 2013.  This agreement must also be adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
    • Ruben Grijalva for alleged violations of the City’s Lobbyist Ordinance. 

Information about the above cases, including the proposed settlement agreements, can be found at:

The next regular meeting of the Commission will be held on Monday, March 24, 2014 in Room 400 City Hall.                       


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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