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

January 6, 2020

At its next regular meeting on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., in City Hall, Room 416, the San Francisco Ethics Commission will consider an amendment to its Bylaws to change the date and time of its regular Commission meetings.

Currently, its Regular Meeting Schedule provides that the Ethics Commission will meet regularly each month on the third Friday of the month beginning at 2:00 p.m. in City Hall, Room 416. At the Commission’s December 20, 2019 meeting, Commission members considered a memo regarding the Regular Meeting Schedule and expressed consensus to direct Staff to provide the public with required notice of a proposed bylaws amendment for action at the Commission’s meeting on January 17, 2020, 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 Friday of the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. in City Hall in Room 400, beginning in April 2020. To accomplish this, Art. VII, Section 4 of the Bylaws would be amended to read as follows:

“Effective in April 2020, r,Regular meetings shall be held on the third second Friday of each month, except in the case of a City recognized holiday or the unavailability of a televised meeting room, when the meeting shall be held on the closest practicable day. Unless otherwise noticed, meetings shall be held at City Hall, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 416 400, in the City and County of San Francisco, beginning at 2:00 pm 9:30 am.”

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 will be provided to Commissioners in compliance with Art. XII and is being publicly noticed here 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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