Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Meeting Summary – Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s October 23, 2017 Meeting

October 24, 2017

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

Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s October 23, 2017 Meeting

At its regular meeting on September 23, 2017, the San Francisco Ethics Commission discussed the following matters and took the following actions:

  • Discussed and received public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda.
  • After receiving public comment, voted 5-0 to approve the draft minutes as modified for its regularly scheduled September 23, 2017 meeting.
  • After discussion and receiving public comment, voted 5-0 (Motion Passed) to direct Staff to provide the public with required notice for an amendment to the Ethics Commission’s bylaws that would change the date and start time of the Commission’s regular monthly meeting in 2018 for action during the Commission’s November 27 meeting.
  • After a show cause hearing, voted 5-0 (Motion Passed) to find that Clerk of the Board Angela Calvillo did not violate the Sunshine Ordinance as alleged in Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Referral File No. 17048, Ray Hartz v. Angela Calvillo, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
  • After discussion and receiving public comment, voted 4-1 (Motion Passed) (Commissioners Keane, Chiu, Renne, and Lee in favor; Commissioner Kopp opposed) to adopt the 2017 San Francisco Anti-Corruption and Accountability Ordinance, which amends SF Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Articles I and III.
  • After discussion and receiving public comment, voted 4-0-1 (Motion Passed) (Commissioner Lee absent) to adopt Staff’s proposed change to Ethics Commission Regulations 67.33-1 and 15-102-1 (Sunshine and Ethics Training).
  • Discussed and received public comment on Staff’s proposed draft Enforcement Regulations.
  • Discussed and received public comment on legislative items of interest to Commissioner Kopp.
  • Discussed and received public comment on the October 19, 2017, Staff Policy Report and monthly update of the Commission’s Annual Policy Plan.
  • Discussed and received public comment on the October 18, 2017, Enforcement Report.
  • Discussed and received public comment on the October 19, 2017, Executive Director’s Report.
  • Discussed and received public comment on the Commission’s decision to not go into closed session to discuss Agenda Item 13 regarding the status of complaints received or initiated by the Ethics Commission.
  • Discussed and received public comment on items for future meetings.
  • Received public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda pursuant to Ethics Commission Bylaws Article VII Section 2.

Draft Minutes for the October 23, 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, November 27, 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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