Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release – June 24, 2014 – Summary of Actions Taken at June 23, 2014 Regular Meeting

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

For release: June 24, 2014

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT JUNE 23, 2014
REGULAR MEETING

At its regular meeting on June 23, 2014, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • Discussed amendments to the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code relating to lobbyist registration and reporting, which were recently passed by the Board of Supervisors.
  • Announced that the Commission approved a Stipulation, Decision and Order and a penalty of $9,000 with respect to Ethics Complaint No. 12-130819. The Respondent in that matter, Claudine Cheng, engaged in compensated advocacy that is prohibited under the San Francisco Government Ethics Ordinance. A copy of the Stipulation, Decision and Order will be posted to the Commission’s website.
  • Announced that the Commission found probable cause to believe that Bob Squeri, a former candidate and the treasurer of the Bob Squeri for District 7 Supervisor 2012 committee, committed two (2) violations of the San Francisco Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance by failing to include a disclosure statement in the required font size on campaign advertisements.
  • Announced that the Commission found probable cause to believe that Melissa Apuya, a former candidate and the treasurer of the Melissa A. Apuya for Democratic Central Committee, 13th District committee, committed five (5) 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 Wendy Aragon, a former candidate and the treasurer of Committee to Elect Wendy Aragon to Democratic County Central Committee, committed two (2) 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, July 28, 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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