Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Meeting Summary – Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s April 24, 2017, Meeting

Date: April 25, 2017

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

Subject: Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s April 24, 2017 Meeting


At its regular meeting on April 24, 2017, the San Francisco Ethics Commission discussed the following matters and took the following actions:

  • After receiving public comment, voted unanimously 4-0 to transmit a letter from the Commission signed by the Chair of the Commission to Planning Commissioner Christine Johnson requesting that she recuse herself from matters involving her employer while acting in her capacity as a member of the City’s Planning Commission.
  • After receiving public comment, voted unanimously 4-0 to approve the draft minutes as amended for its regularly scheduled March 27, 2017 meeting.
  • Continued discussion and received public comment on Commissioner Keane’s campaign finance and ethics proposal, introduced at the March 27, 2017 meeting.
  • Discussed and received public comment on the Ethics Commission’s Staff’s April 19, 2017 Enforcement Report.
  • Discussed and received public comment on the Executive Director’s April 19, 2017 Report.
  • Discussed and received public comment on possible action on items for future meetings.
  • After taking public comment, voted 4-0 to assert attorney-client privilege and meet in closed session under Charter section C3.699-13, Brown Act section 54956.9, and Sunshine Ordinance section 67.10(d) to discuss the status of complaints received or initiated by the Ethics Commission as well as Staff’s 2nd and 3rd Quarter Whistleblower Retaliation Reports.
    • After re-convening in open session, the Commission voted unanimously 4-0 not to disclose matters discussed in closed session.
  • Discussed and took no action on items for future meetings.

Draft Minutes for the April 24, 2017 Regular Meeting will be available upon their completion and will be included on the Agenda for the Commission’s next Regular Meeting.  The next Regular Meeting of the Ethics Commission is scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2017 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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