Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Meeting Summary – Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s December 18, 2017 Meeting

Contact: LeeAnn Pelham, Executive Director (415) 252-3100
Subject: Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s December 18, 2017 Meeting

At its regular meeting on December 18, 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 providing the opportunity for public comment, voted 5-0 to approve the draft minutes as modified for its regularly scheduled November 27, 2017 meeting.
  • After discussion and receiving public comment, approved amendment of Article VII, Section 4 of the Ethics Commission’s bylaws on a 5-0 vote to adopt a new regular date, start time, and location for the Commission’s monthly meeting beginning in January 2018, as proposed in Agenda Item 4 with a slight modification in the proposed start time. As approved, the Commission’s regular monthly meetings for 2018 will occur on the third Friday of the month beginning at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall Room 416, except for a Special meeting in May, as noted in the schedule below:
Day Date Time Location
Friday January 19, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday February 16, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday March 16, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday April 20, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Monday May 7, 2018 – Special 1:00 p.m. City Hall Room 408
Friday June 15, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday July 20, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday August 17, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday September 21, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday October 19, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday November 16, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
Friday December 21, 2018 – Regular 2:00 p.m. City Hall Room 416
  • After discussion and receiving public comment, voted 5-0 to continue its consideration of proposed revisions to the Ethics Commission’s Enforcement Regulations to enable the Commission to review and consider additional comments on the draft received that day.
  • After discussion and receiving public comment on a December 13, 2017, Staff memorandum updating the Commission on proposed rules addressing online political communications, the Commission conveyed its policy direction to proceed as outlined in the Staff memorandum.
  • After discussion and receiving public comment on the Commission’s planned and pending policy projects as detailed in the December 13, 2017, Staff Policy Report, voted 5-0 to proceed as recommended in the Staff report.
  • Discussed and received public comment on the December 13, 2017, Enforcement Report.
  • Discussed and received public comment on the December 13, 2017, Executive Director’s Report.
  • Provided the opportunity for public comment then voted to go into closed session to discuss Agenda Item 10 regarding the status of complaints received or initiated by the Ethics Commission.
  • Discussed and provided the opportunity for public comment on possible items for future meetings.
  • Provided the opportunity for public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda pursuant to Ethics Commission Bylaws Article VII, Section 2.
  • Adjourned in memory of Mayor Edwin M. Lee at 4:00 p.m.

Draft Minutes for the December 18, 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 meeting of the Ethics Commission is scheduled for Friday, January 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall Room 416. For further information, please feel free to contact the Ethics Commission at (415) 252-3100.

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