Meeting Summary – Summary of Matters Discussed and Actions Taken at Ethics Commission’s April 8, 2022 Regular Meeting

April 8, 2022
Contact: Michael Canning (415) 252-3100

Chair Yvonne Lee called the Meeting to order at 10:10 am with Commissioners Larry Bush, Theis Finlev, Mike Romano, and Argemira Flórez Feng participating, a quorum was present.

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

Under the Consent Calendar, Items 3 and 4, unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Finlev and seconded by Commissioner Romano to approve the February 25, 2022 meeting minutes and the March 18, 2022 meeting minutes.

Under Item 5, received public comment and unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Romano and seconded by Commissioner Finlev to proceed into closed session for an update with the City’s Department of Human Resources Labor Negotiator regarding Labor Negotiations on the status of the meet and confer process with the Employee Organization, San Francisco Municipal Executives Association, regarding the Ethics Commission’s proposed ballot measure and regulation amendments.  The Commission then moved into closed session for that discussion. After reconvening in open session, the Commission approved (4-1) a motion by Commissioner Finlev and seconded by Commissioner Romano to not disclose matters discussed in closed session, with Commission Bush in the dissent.

Under Item 6, heard a Staff presentation of Public Disclosure Technology Overview and Campaign Finance Dashboards Demonstration, discussed the report, and received public comment. No action was taken as the item was provided for informational purposes only.

Under Item 7, heard and discussed the status report on recommendations of the August 2020 Budget & Legislative Analyst (BLA) Performance Audit of Ethics Commission. Received public comment. No action was taken on the item.

Under Item 8, heard and discussed the Executive Director’s Report. Received public comment. No action was taken as the item was provided for informational purposes only.

Under Item 9, discussed possible items for future meetings.

Under Item 10, provided the additional opportunity for general public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda.

Under Item 11, adjourned the meeting at 1:53 pm.

Draft Minutes for the April 8, 2022 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 at https://sfethics.org/ethics/category/agendas.

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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