Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Meeting Summary – Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s July 20, 2018 Meeting

Contact: Pat Ford (415) 252-3100

  • Chair Chiu called the meeting to order at 2:03 p.m. and the roll was called.
  • With Commissioners Ambrose, Chiu, Kopp, Lee, and Renne in attendance, a quorum of members was present.
  • Received public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda under Agenda Item 2.
  • Unanimously approved the draft minutes of the Commission’s June 15, 2018 regular meeting under Agenda Item 3.
  • Discussed and provided the opportunity for public comment on Agenda Item 4, a proposed Stipulation, Decision, and Order in the Matter of UNITE HERE Local 2 (Ethics Commission Case No. 1617-127) for violations of the Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code. The Commission voted 4-1 to approve the proposed settlement, with Commissioner Kopp in the dissent.
  • Discussed and received public comment on Agenda Item 5, a request by Jeff Sheehy for a waiver of the provisions of Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 3.234(a)(3). The Commission voted unanimously to grant the waiver.
  • Discussed and received public comment on Agenda Item 6, four appeals of ineligibility for the City’s public campaign financing program. The Commission voted:
    • unanimously to deny the appeal of Sonja Trauss;
    • 4-1 to deny the appeal of Trevor McNeil, with Commissioner Kopp in the dissent;
    • 4-1 to deny the appeal of Arthur Tom, with Commissioner Kopp in the dissent; and
    • unanimously to deny the appeal of Uzuri Pease-Greene.
  • Discussed and received public comment on Agenda Item 10, the July 16, 2018 Enforcement Report. Jeff Smejkal of the Bureau of Delinquent Revenue gave a presentation on current efforts to collect outstanding fines and penalties that delinquent respondents owe to the Commission.
  • Discussed and received public comment on Agenda Item 7, a presentation by Staff on the City’s public campaign finance program.
  • Discussed and received public comment on Agenda Item 8, a set of draft regulations regarding the Commission’s processes for issuing opinions and advice.
  • Discussed and provided the opportunity for public comment on Agenda Item 9, the July 16, 2018 Staff Policy Report.
  • Discussed and received public comment on Agenda Item 11, the July 16, 2018 Executive Director’s Report.
  • Declined to enter closed session.
  • Received public comment on items not appearing on the Agenda under Agenda Item 14.
  • Unanimously approved a motion to adjourn the meeting and adjourned at 7:31 pm.

Draft Minutes for the July 20, 2018, 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, September 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall Room 416. For further information, please feel free to contact the Ethics Commission at ethics.commission@sfgov.org or (415) 252-3100.

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