John St. Croix
For release: March 31, 2015
SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MARCH 23, 2015 REGULAR MEETING
At its regular meeting on March 23, 2015, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:
- Conducted a discussion regarding the forfeiture letter sent to Supervisor Mark Farrell on December 9, 2014.
- Randomly selected 10 recipient campaign committees for audits from a pool of 60 committees that were active in elections during the calendar year 2014:
No. Committee Name FPPC ID Number 1 No on B 2014, sponsored by the San Francisco Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth 1365989 2 Committee for Better Wages, Yes on J 1367738 3 No Wall on the Waterfront, Yes on Prop B, top contributors include Richard and Barbara Stewart 1362775 4 Yes on E – Choose Health SF 1362913 5 Jane Kim for Supervisor, 2014 1361734 6 Mayor Ed Lee for San Francisco Committee 1347217 7 Hydra Mendoza for School Board, 2014 1369128 8 Carballo for District 2 Supervisor 2014 1367424 9 District 11 Democratic Club 991741 10 San Francisco Young Democrats 961946
- Randomly selected 4 lobbying audits from a pool of 37 lobbyist employers that were active from July through December 2014:
No. Lobbyist 1 Lapointe and Associates 2 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce 3 Hanson Bridgett LLP 4 Airbnb
- Conducted a discussion regarding a proposed project calendar for various staff projects, including potential regulatory changes and amendments to the Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code.
- By unanimous votes, elected Commissioner Paul Renne to serve as Chairperson for the forthcoming year and elected Commissioner Brett Andrews to serve as Vice-Chairperson for the same period.
The next regular meeting of the Commission will be held on Monday, April 27, 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.