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Summary of Actions Taken at July 27, 2015 Regular Meeting

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

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

  • The Commission approved a proponent’s argument for the November 2015 Voter Information Pamphlet in support of the Commission’s expenditure lobbyist ballot measure and delegated to Chair Renne the responsibility of revising that argument so that it does not exceed 300 words.
  • The Commission delegated to Chair Renne the responsibility of drafting a rebuttal to any argument in opposition to its expenditure lobbyist ballot measure in the November 2015 Voter Information Pamphlet.
  • The Commission designated Chair Renne as its spokesperson with respect to responding to public requests for information regarding its expenditure lobbyist ballot measure, as well as appearing at the City’s ballot simplification committee hearings. The Commission directed Deputy Director Jesse Mainardi to assist Chair Renne in this regard.
  • Chair Renne stated he would revise the recruitment profile for the Executive Director position with the intention of publicizing that profile within 10 to 15 days and providing for a 30 day response period.

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Monday, August 24, 2015 in Room 400 of 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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