Meeting Summary – Summary of Matters Discussed and Actions Taken at Ethics Commission’s May 13, 2022 Regular Meeting

May 16, 2022
Contact: Michael Canning (415) 252-3100 

Chair Yvonne Lee called the Meeting to order at 10:09am 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 Item 3, provided the opportunity for public comment and unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Finlev and seconded by Commissioner Romano 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 (5-0) a motion by Commissioner Finlev and seconded by Commissioner Romano to not disclose matters discussed in closed session. 

Under Item 4, provided the opportunity for public comment and unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Finlev and seconded by Commissioner Romano to approve the April 8, 2022 meeting minutes. 

Under Item 5, provided the opportunity for public comment and unanimously (5-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Romano and seconded by Commissioner Finlev to adopt the proposed Stipulation, Decision and Order In the Matter of Barbara Mumby (SFEC Case No. 1920-051). 

Under Item 6, provided the opportunity for public comment, heard, and discussed a presentation by the Controller’s Office on its preliminary assessment report, San Francisco Department of the Environment’s Relationship with Recology and Lack of Compliance with Ethics Rules, and the recommendations contained in the report. 

Under Item 7, provided the opportunity for public comment, heard, and discussed a presentation on the Staff Quarterly Enforcement Report, including informational presentation on the Commission’s administrative hearing process 

Under Item 8, provided the opportunity for public comment, heard, and discussed a presentation on the Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) E-Filing Expansion Project Implementation Report. 

Under Item 9, provided the opportunity for public comment, heard, and discussed a Staff memo on status of proposed amendments to strengthen City’s gift and ethics laws under consideration as 1) potential Ethics Commission ballot measure and as 2) amended Ethics Commission regulations. 

Under Item 10, provided the opportunity for public comment, heard and discussed the Executive Director’s Report 

Under Item 11, provided the opportunity to discuss possible items for future meetings. 

Under Item 12, provided the additional opportunity for general public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda. 

Under Item 13, adjourned the meeting at 2:41pm in honor of former Ethics Commission Chair Peter Keane.  

Draft Minutes forthe May 13, 2022 Regular 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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