Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Press Release: Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at January 5, 2016 Special Meeting

Contact: LeeAnn Pelham, Executive Director
(415) 252-3100

Date: January 12, 2016

Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at January 5, 2016 Special Meeting

At its special meeting on January 5, 2016, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • Discussed the general development of its budget submission for Fiscal Years 2016/17 and 2017/18, and took public comment to facilitate the development of those budgets. Specific budget recommendations will be presented to the Commission for consideration and possible action at a future meeting.
  • Discussed and took public comment on the implementation of Proposition C, which the Commission placed on the ballot and the voters subsequently approved in the November 3, 2015 election. Effective February 1, 2016, Proposition C will establish registration and reporting requirements for “expenditure lobbyists” that urge the public to lobby City officials. The Commission staff held an Interested Persons meeting regarding the implementation of Prop. C on December 7, 2015, and feedback received at that meeting was reported back to the Commission at this special meeting to assist in the development of implementing regulations.  

The next regular meeting of the Ethics Commission is scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 in Room 400 of City Hall at 5:30 pm.

For further information, please feel free to contact the Ethics Commission at (415) 252-3100.

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