Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Executive Director’s Report – October 15, 2018

To: Members of the Ethics Commission
From: LeeAnn Pelham, Executive Director
Subject: Executive Director’s Report for the October 19, 2018 Commission Meeting

Summary

This report provides various programmatic and operational highlights to date since the last monthly Executive Director’s Report.

Hiring Updates

On October 1, 2018, we welcomed Maria “Connie” Jozami to the Commission’s Engagement and Compliance division as a temporary staff member. In her role as a Junior Management Assistant, Connie will be assisting with filer support and front-office functions related to the November election. Connie previously worked as a Voter Data Coordinator with the Department of Elections, where she supported voting operations for the June and November election cycles.

The application period for five other permanent positions with the Commission closed on September 21, 2018. Each of these positions is now in the exam phase of our hiring process.

Table 1 -Status of Ethics Commission Positions in Hiring Process

Position Working Title Division Status Type Job Class Title/No
Principal Program Manager Engagement & Compliance Exam phase. Vacancy/non-exempt Principal Administrative Analyst (1824)
Principal Program Manager Audits Exam phase. Reclass of vacant position/non-exempt Principal Administrative Analyst (1824)
Senior Program Administrator Engagement & Compliance Exam phase. New/non-exempt Senior Administrative Analyst (1823)
Policy Analyst Policy Exam phase. Vacancy/non-exempt Administrative Analyst (1822)
Senior Investigative Analyst Enforcement & Legal Affairs Exam phase. Vacancy/non-exempt Senior Administrative Analyst (1823)

Office Renovation Update

The first phase of the Ethics Commission’s office space update was completed as planned at our permanent location at 25 Van Ness. This included modification of our front office reception area and staff workspace areas, where new work stations were installed in a modified layout to accommodate our current staffing level.  With our front office operations now back from City Hall at our permanent location effective October 4th, our office space is now functional. Updates of the conference room and back offices will be completed in the coming weeks, as we continue to work closely with the Department of Real Estate and the Department of Public Works to successfully complete this project.

We greatly appreciate the invaluable support and assistance provided by our City partners, particularly the Controller’s Office and the Department of Real Estate, in enabling us to provide seamless service to the public by allowing us to use their office space as our temporary location.

Revenues Report

Table 2 shows the revenues received by the Commission during the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2018, as of October 12, 2018.

Table 2- Summary of FY 2018-19 Revenues

Source FY 18-19 Budgeted Amount FY 18-19 Receipts as of Oct. 12, 2018
Lobbyist Registration Fees $85,000 $12,750
Lobbyists Fines $2000 $650
Campaign Consultants Fees $7,000 $3,000
Contact Lobbyist and Other e.g., copies made by public $2,450 $2,500
Statement of Economic Interests Filings-Late Fees $1,250 $100
Campaign Consultant Fines $2,000 $100
Campaign Finance Fines (includes late fees and forfeitures) $50,000 $19,566
Ethics, Other/ Administrative Fines Levied by the Commission $7,500 $22,230
Major Developer Fee $0 $3,000
Total $157,200 $63,896

I look forward to answering any questions about this report at your upcoming meeting.

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