Meeting Summary – Summary of Matters Discussed and Actions Taken at Ethics Commission’s March 18, 2022 Special Meeting 

March 18, 2022
Contact: Michael Canning (415) 252-3100 

Chair Yvonne Lee called the Special Meeting to order at 10:10 am with Commissioners Larry Bush, Daina Chiu, and Mike Romano participating, a quorum was present. Commissioner Theis Finlev had an excused absence.  

Under Item 2, received general public comment on matters not appearing on the Agenda but within the Ethics Commission’s subject matter jurisdiction. 

Under Item 3, unanimously (4-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Romano and seconded by Commissioner Chiu to approve the February 11, 2022 meeting minutes. 

Under Item 4, discussed and received public comment acknowledging outgoing Commissioner Chiu and presented a plaque and resolution prepared on behalf of the Commission to commend Commissioner Chiu for her exemplary six-year term of service.  

Under Item 5, discussed proposed amendment to Commission Bylaws Article VII, Section 4 to change regular start time of Ethics Commission regular meetings and unanimously (4-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Chiu and seconded by Commissioner Romano to adopt the change as proposed. 

Under Item 6, heard presentation of staff report on proposed gift and ethics law changes, discussed, received public comment, and unanimously (4-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Chiu and seconded by Commissioner Romano to direct staff to continue participating in the meet and confer process over the proposed changes, engaging with the public, and bringing future revised recommendations to the Commission. 

Under Item 7, heard and discussed the Executive Director’s Report. No action was taken as the item was provided for informational purposes only. 

Under Item 8, discussed possible items for future meetings. 

Under Item 9, received additional public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda. 

Under Item 10, adjourned the meeting at 12:09 pm. 

Draft Minutes forthe March 18, 2022 Special Meeting will be available upon their completion and will be included on the Agenda for the Commission’s next Regular Meeting, which will be made available on the Commission’s website at sfethics.org.  

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

For further information, please contact the Ethics Commission atethics.commission@sfgov.orgor (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 accessedhere. 

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