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 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

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
1 Lapointe and Associates
2 San Francisco Chamber of Commerce
3 Hanson Bridgett LLP
4 Airbnb

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