Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Summary of Actions Taken at May 27, 2015 Special Meeting

Contact: John St. Croix, (415) 252-3100
For release: May 28, 2015

At its special meeting on May 27, 2015, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • By a vote of 4-0 (Keane recused), the Commission found that Rebekah Krell, the Deputy Director of the Arts Commission, did not violate the Sunshine Ordinance by withholding a public record from production.
  • By a vote of 5-0, the Commission delegated to Chairman Renne and Commissioner Andrews the authority to choose a search firm to help find a replacement for Executive Director John St. Croix.
  • By a vote of 4-1 (Hur dissenting), the Commission directed Commissioner Keane to continue to draft, in consultation with Commission staff, the City Attorney’s office and the public, a measure for the November 2015 ballot which would re-impose an “expenditure lobbyist” reporting requirement, and to bring a draft measure back to the Commission at its next regular meeting.

The Commission will be hold a special meeting on Friday, June 5, 2015 in Room 400 City Hall at 1:00 pm.   The next regular meeting of the Commission will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 in Room 400 City Hall at 5:30 pm.

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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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