John St. Croix
For release: January 27, 2015
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT JANUARY 26, 2015 REGULAR MEETING
At its regular meeting on January 26, 2015, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:
- By a vote of 5-0, held that the Ethics Commission’s Executive Director John St. Croix did not violate San Francisco Administrative Code sections 67.21(b), 67.27(a),(b) or 67.24(b)(1)(i), (iii), as alleged in Ethics Complaint No. 01-140107, which was referred from the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force to the Ethics Commission on November 21, 2013.
- By a vote of 5-0, approved proposed amendments to the San Francisco Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance, which are intended to update and streamline certain reporting and disclaimer requirements, as well as to repeal certain contribution limits.
- By a vote of 5-0, approved the proposed Ethics Commission budget submission for FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17.
- Announced that the Commission found probable cause to believe that Lynette Sweet and the “Sweet for Supervisor 2010” committee, committed ten (10) violations of San Francisco Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance by failing to file seven campaign statements, failing to maintain campaign records, and failing to pay two accrued expenses within 180 days.
The next regular meeting of the Commission will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Room 400 City Hall at 5:30 pm.
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.