Ethics Commission
City and County of San Francisco

Meeting Summary – Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s August 14, 2020 Meeting

August 14, 2020
Contact: Pat Ford (415) 252-3100

  • Chair Ambrose called the meeting to order at 9:35 am. With Commissioners Yvonne Lee, Daina Chiu, Larry Bush, and Fern Smith in attendance, a quorum was present.
  • Under Item 2, provided the opportunity for public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda.
  • Under its Consent Calendar of Items 3 through 4, unanimously (5-0) adopted a motion by Commissioner Lee, seconded by Commissioner Smith, to approve the following items:
    • Item 3, Draft Minutes of the Commission’s July 10, 2020 regular meeting; and
    • Item 4, Proposed Stipulation, Decision, and Order In the Matter of Hillary Ronen for Supervisor 2016, Hillary Ronen, and Stacy Owens (SFEC Complaint No. 1617-086).
  • Under Item 5, unanimously (5-0) adopted a motion by Commissioner Chiu, seconded by Commissioner Smith, that Chair Ambrose revise the draft annual report in accordance with feedback provided by the Commission.
  • Under Item 6, heard and discussed staff’s presentation on the Budget and Legislative Analyst’s Performance Audit of the Ethics Commission. No action was taken as it was provided for informational purposes only.
  • Under Item 7, heard and discussed staff’s report and presentation on the Mayor’s proposed budget for the Ethics Commission. No action was taken as it was provided for informational purposes only.
  • Under Item 8, heard and discussed the monthly Staff Policy report. No action was taken as it was provided for informational purposes only.
  • Under Item 9, heard and discussed the monthly Staff Enforcement Report. No action was taken as the item was provided for informational purposes only.
  • Under Agenda Item 10, heard and discussed the monthly Executive Director’s Report. No action was taken as the item was for informational purposes only.
  • Under Item 11, regarding items for future meetings, no action was taken.
  • Under Item 12, provided the opportunity for additional public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda.
  • Under Item 13, adjourned the meeting at 1:25 pm.

Draft Minutes for the August 14, 2020 regular meeting will be available upon their completion and will be included on the Agenda for the Commission’s next meeting. The next meeting of the Ethics Commission is scheduled for Friday, September 11, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. For further information, please contact the Ethics Commission at ethics.commission@sfgov.org or (415) 252-3100.

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