Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Committees Randomly Selected on March 28, 2016 for Audit by Ethics Commission

At its meeting of March 28, 2016, the Ethics Commission randomly selected 11 campaign committees and four lobbyist firms to be audited in connection with their activities in 2015, pursuant to the Commission’s authority under San Francisco Charter Section C3.699-11(4) and San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Section 2.135.

I. Campaign Committee Audits

The 11 campaign committees were selected from a pool of 53 committees that were active in elections during the calendar year 2015.  The audit pool of 53 committees was categorized into three levels of financial activity with six committees selected from Financial Activity Level 1 (Above $100,000), three committees selected from Financial Activity Level 2 (above $50,000 to $100,000) and two committees selected from Financial Activity Level 3 (above $10,000 to $50,000).  The 11 committees randomly selected are as follows:

No. Committee Name FPPC ID Number
1 Hennessy for Sheriff 2015 1374817
2 Tom Temprano for College Board 2015 1377227
3 Committee to Save the Mission, Yes on Prop. I, Sponsored by A Coalition of Mission Neighborhood Organizations 1378138
4 San Franciscans for Clean Power, Yes on H, No on G, supported by London Breed 1380208
5 SAN FRANCISCO ALLIANCE FOR JOBS AND SUSTAINABLE GROWTH PAC 1341796
6 COMMITTEE FOR A PROGRESSIVE AND AFFORDABLE SAN FRANCISCO OPPOSING PESKIN FOR SUPERVISOR 2015 1378731
7 UNITE HERE LOCAL 2 PAC 1243324
8 BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF SAN FRANCISCO POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE – INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES AKA BOMA-SF-PAC-IE 870449
9 Alice B. Toklas Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club PAC 842018
10 SF Moderates 1245538
11 GOLDEN GATE RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION PAC 932123

II. Lobbyists Audits

The four lobbyists firms were selected from a pool of 40 lobbyists active during the period covering the calendar year 2015.  The audit pool of 40 lobbyists was categorized into three levels of activity based on the higher of payments or contacts reported.  Two lobbyists firms 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 (above $10,000 to $50,000 or above 10 to 50 contacts).  The four lobbyists firms selected are as follows:

No. Lobbyist
1 Pacific Gas & Electric Company
2 Karin Flood
3 Philip Lesser
4 SGC Strategic Communications

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