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Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Change Date, Time, and Location of Ethics Commission Regular Meetings

At its next regular meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., in City Hall, Room 400, the San Francisco Ethics Commission (“Commission”) will consider a change to its bylaws to change the date and time of its regular Commission meetings.

Currently, the Commission meets regularly each month on the Fourth Monday of the month beginning at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall, Room 400. Due to the lateness of the hour at which Commission meetings have concluded, at the Commission’s October 23, 2017 meeting, after discussion and receiving public comment, the Commission voted 5-0 to direct Staff to provide the public with required notice on a bylaws amendment for action during the Commission’s November 27, 2017, to change the Commission’s regular monthly meeting date and time to accommodate an earlier start time.

As proposed, the Commission would hold its regular monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall in Room 408. Due to the requirement that all Ethics Commission meetings be televised, and due to limited availability of televised meeting rooms in City Hall, the Ethics Commission would convene special meetings in January, February, and March 2018 to occur on the closest practicable dates to the second Tuesday of the month. The proposed bylaws change and proposed meeting schedule can be viewed in a November 17, 2017, Staff memo detailing the proposed bylaws change.

Pursuant to Article XII of its bylaws, the Ethics Commission may amend its bylaws “at any regular meeting of the Commission by majority vote of those present, provided such proposed amendments are circulated in writing to all Commissioners at least ten (10) days prior to such meeting, and ten days public notice shall be posted.” The proposed bylaws change was provided to Commissioners and is being publicly noticed today to meet the 10-day notice requirement.

Comments on the proposed amendment are welcomed and may be sent to, or via regular mail to San Francisco Ethics Commission, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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