Meeting Summary – Summary of Actions Taken and Matters Discussed at Ethics Commission’s February 11, 2022 Meeting

February 14, 2022
Contact: Michael Canning (415) 252-3100

Meeting was called to order at approximately 9:30 a.m. With all Commissioners 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 Item 3, received public comment and unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Bush and seconded by Commissioner Chiu to approve the January 14, 2022 minutes.

Under Item 4, unanimously (5-0) approved a motion to approve the January 21, 2022 minutes.

Under Item 5, received public comment and unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Chair Lee and seconded by Commissioner Bush to approve a Resolution on Continuation of Remote Commission Meetings.

Under Item 6, Commissioner Bush nominated by Chair Lee to serve as Chair, Chair Lee accepted the nomination and was elected unanimously (5-0). Chair Lee nominated Commissioner Bush to serve as Vice Chair, Commissioner Bush accepted the nomination and was elected unanimously (5-0).

Under Item 7, heard presentation, discussed, received public comment, and unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Bush and seconded by Commissioner Chiu to approve the budget as presented with the additional inclusion of a Commission Secretary position.

Under Item 8, heard presentation, discussed, received public comment, and unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Bush and seconded by Commissioner Chiu to issue a press release on the progress made regarding the Government Ethics and Conflict of Interest Review project and to invite stakeholders to attend a Special Commission meeting on February 25, 2022.

Under Item 9, heard and discussed the Executive Director’s Report. Public comment heard. No action was taken as the item was provided for informational purposes only.

Under Item 10, Commissioner Bush requested an item to change the Commission By-laws to all a change to meeting start times and Commissioner Finlev requested a presentation on the enforcement process. Chair Lee directed Direct Pelham to put both items on the agenda of the March 11, 2022 meeting. No public comment received.

Under Item 11, provided additional opportunity for public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda.

Under Item 12, adjourned the meeting at 2:21 p.m. in honor of Bob Planthold.

Meeting agendas and materials are available at https://sfethics.org/ethics/category/agendas.

Draft Minutes for the February 11, 2022 Regular Meeting will be available upon their completion and will be included on the Agenda for the Commission’s next Regular Meeting. The next Regular Meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Friday, March 11, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. A Special Meeting of the Commission is scheduled for Friday, February 25, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

For further information, please contact the Ethics Commission at ethics.commission@sfgov.org or (415) 252-3100.

SFGovTV provides a continuous archive of selected Commission, council and board meetings that allows viewers to watch those meetings online in full at the viewer’s convenience. Video, audio, and closed-captioning archives of Ethics Commission meetings may be accessed here.

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