Summary of Actions Taken at March 23, 2015 Regular Meeting (Amended)

John St. Croix
(415) 252-3100

For release: March 31, 2015


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 NameFPPC ID Number
    1No on B 2014, sponsored by the San Francisco Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth1365989
    2Committee for Better Wages, Yes on J1367738
    3No Wall on the Waterfront, Yes on Prop B, top contributors include Richard and Barbara Stewart1362775
    4Yes on E – Choose Health SF1362913
    5Jane Kim for Supervisor, 20141361734
    6Mayor Ed Lee for San Francisco Committee1347217
    7Hydra Mendoza for School Board, 20141369128
    8Carballo for District 2 Supervisor 20141367424
    9District 11 Democratic Club991741
    10San Francisco Young Democrats961946
  • Randomly selected 4 lobbying audits from a pool of 37 lobbyist employers that were active from July through December 2014:
    1Lapointe and Associates
    2San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
    3Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • 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.

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