March 8, 2018
The San Francisco Ethics Commission (“Commission”), under the authority vested in it under the San Francisco Government Ethics Ordinance Section 3.218, will consider the proposed amendments to the San Francisco Department of Public Works Statement of Incompatible Activities at a public hearing on March 16, 2018 at San Francisco City Hall, Room 416, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, commencing at approximately 2 p.m.
The Department of Public Works (“DPW”) has asked that its Statement of Incompatible Activities (“SIA”) be amended to clarify certain of its provisions and to ensure that the SIA reflects DPW’s policies and practices and the requirements contained in City law. A representative of the department will attend the Commission’s March 16, 2018 meeting to discuss the changes and answer questions from the Commission. Any union impacted by the proposed amendments may attend and make a presentation regarding the proposed amendments. Written comments must be received at the Commission offices no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2018. See San Francisco Regulation 3.218-1(c) for the hearing requirement for amending a department’s SIA.
Each City department has an SIA that identifies outside activities that are inconsistent, incompatible, or in conflict with the duties of the officers and employees of a City department, board, commission or agency. The SIAs, adopted by the Ethics Commission after extensive meetings with City employee labor unions, have the force of law, just as if they were codified in a conflict-of-interest ordinance.