Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Year 2014 Random Audit Selection

At its meeting of March 23, 2015, the Ethics Commission randomly selected ten campaign committees and four lobbyist firms to be audited.

Selection of Campaign Committee Audits

The ten campaign committees were selected from a pool of 60 committees that were active in elections during the calendar year 2014.  The audit pool of 60 committees was categorized into three levels of financial activity with six committees selected from Financial Activity Level 1 (Above $100,000), two committees selected from Financial Activity Level 2 (above $50,000 to $100,000) and two committees selected from Financial Activity Level 3 ($10,000 to $50,000).  The ten committees selected are as follows:

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

Selection of Lobbyists Audits

The four lobbyists employers were selected from a pool of 37 lobbyist employers active during the period covering July 26, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  The audit pool of 37 lobbyist employers was categorized into three levels of activity based on the higher of payments or contacts reported.  Two lobbyists employers were selected from Activity Level 1 (above $100,000 or 100 contacts), one from Activity Level 2 (above $50,000 to $100,000 or above 50 to 100 contacts), and one from Activity Level 3 ($10,000 to $50,000 or 10 to 50 contacts).  The four lobbyists employers selected are as follows:

No.Lobbyist
1Lapointe and Associates
2San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
3Hanson Bridgett LLP
4Airbnb

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