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Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission July 25, 2016 Regular Meeting


Date: July 26, 2016
Contact: LeeAnn Pelham, Executive Director (415) 252-3100

At its regular meeting on July 25, 2016, the San Francisco Ethics Commission discussed the following matters and took the following actions:

  • Voted unanimously 4-0 to approve the draft minutes for its regular meeting of June 27, 2016.
  • Voted unanimously 4-0 to approve and submit for the November 2016 ballot an Initiative Ordinance to restrict lobbyist gifts, campaign contributions and bundled contributions as proposed in the “Revised July Alternative” attached to the July 21, 2016 supplemental staff memo as Attachment 3.
  • Discussed an ordinance proposed by Supervisor Peskin to amend the Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code to require members of City boards and commissions to file behested payment reports regarding the solicitation of charitable contributions. (Board of Supervisors File No. 160478), and a July 15 Commission staff report and recommendations. The Commission voted 4-0 to endorse the intent of the proposed ordinance and for staff to transmit the recommendations contained in the staff memorandum on behalf of the Commission to Supervisor Peskin’s office.
  • Continued to its next regular meeting its discussion and possible action on a proposed amendment to the Ethics Commission’s bylaws to establish a process for Staff to notify the Commission when attorney-client privilege has been invoked in response to a request for public records.
  • Discussed the July 2016 Executive Director’s report and an announcement by the Executive Director that Jessica Blome will join the Commission’s staff as the new Deputy Director effective August 15, 2016.
  • Agreed to cancel its August 22, 2016 regular meeting.  The Commission’s next regular meeting will be Monday, September 26, 2016 in Room 400 of City Hall at 5:30 pm.

Draft Minutes for the July 25, 2016 meeting will be available upon their completion and will be included on the Agenda for the Commission’s next Regular Meeting.
For further information, please feel free to contact the Ethics Commission at (415) 252-3100.


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