Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – May 29, 2014 – Summary of Actions Taken at May 28, 2014 Special Meeting

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

For release: May 29, 2014

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MAY 28, 2014
SPECIAL MEETING

At its special meeting on May 28, 2014, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • By a vote of 5-0, resolved to suspend enforcement of the aggregate contribution limit found in Campaign and Governmental Conduct code section 1.114(a)(2) given the United States Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, No. 12-536, and to direct staff to prepare a package of amendments to the San Francisco Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance, including a repeal of section 1.114(a)(2).
  • Announced that the Commission found probable cause to believe that Alpha Buie, the treasurer of the African American Democratic Club, committed three (3) violations of the San Francisco Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance by failing to file campaign statements.
  • Announced that the Commission found probable cause to believe that Jacqueline Norman, a former candidate and the treasurer of the Committee to Elect Norman Supervisor 2012, committed six (6) violations of the San Francisco Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance by failing to file campaign statements.
  • Announced that the Commission found probable cause to believe that Ted Gullicksen, the treasurer of the Committee To Stop Mass Demolition of Housing, A Committee to Support Proposition __, committed six (6) violations of the San Francisco Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance by failing to file campaign statements.

The next regular meeting of the Commission will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Room 400 City Hall at 5:30 pm.

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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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