Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at August 24, 2015 Regular Meeting

Contact: Jesse Mainardi, (415) 252-3100
For release: August 25, 2015

At its regular meeting on August 24, 2015, the San Francisco Ethics Commission did the following:

  • Discussed the Commission’s educational activities relating to Proposition C, its expenditure lobbyist measure on the November 2015 ballot.
  • Voted unanimously (5-0) to authorize staff to propose, for Commission approval, warning letters for minor disclaimer violations instead of fines when staff believes that the facts do not warrant strict adherence to the Commission’s current policies for such violations.
  • Discussed the Commission’s efforts to hire a new Executive Director.

The next regular meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2015 in Room 400 of 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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