SAN FRANCISCO ETHICS COMMISSION
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023, 1.30 P.M.
In-Person Meeting Conducted in City Hall Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
and also as a Remote Meeting via Webex
**Please note the special date, time, and location of this meeting**
Video Conferencing Access
To access this meeting using the WebEx application, use the WebEx Meeting Link
You will then be prompted to enter the following information:
First and Last Name: These fields are required to be entered; however, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may type “Public” in the first and last name fields.
Email Address: This field is required to be entered; however, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may type “Public@public.com” in the email field
Click the “Join Now” button to join the meeting
Audio Conferencing Access
To access this meeting by phone, do the following:
Call 1-415-655-0001 (Global call-in numbers)
Enter Access code: 2486 188 0913
- Call to order and roll call.
- Public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda.
- Presentation, public hearing, and possible action on Ethics Commission budget priorities for the Fiscal Year 2023-24 and Fiscal Year 2024-25.
Attachment: Staff memo and presentation on Commission budget dated January 17, 2023.
- Additional opportunity for public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda pursuant to Ethics Commission Bylaws Article VII Section 2.
There will be an opportunity for public comment on each agenda item.
Ethics Commission Video and Audio Archives Available at SFGovTV
SFGovTV provides a continuous archive of audio, video, and Caption Note recordings of Ethics Commission meetings that allows viewers to watch those meetings online in full once SFGovTV has posted those recordings. These archives of Ethics Commission meetings may be accessed on the SFGovTV Video on Demand website at http://sanfrancisco.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=142.
Materials contained in the Commission packets for meetings are regularly available for inspection and copying during regular office hours at the Ethics Commission, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, and on the Commission’s website at https://sfethics.org at least 72 hours prior to meetings. Any materials distributed to members of the Ethics Commission within 72 hours of the meeting or after the agenda packet has been delivered to the members are available for public inspection.
Electronic Devices Prohibited
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting.
The Ethics Commission encourages and promotes integrity in government by education and example and is committed to treating all staff, members of the public, and colleagues with courtesy, respect, objectivity, and fairness. Ethics Commission By-Laws Article XI Sec. 1. Members of the public who attend commission meetings, including remote attendance, are also expected to behave responsibly and respectfully. Persons who engage in name-calling, shouting, interruptions, or other distracting behavior may be excluded from participation. The following behaviors or activities are strictly prohibited during remote participation: applause or vocal expression of support or opposition; signs regardless of content or message; profanity; threats of physical aggression. The prohibition on signs does not apply to clothing, which includes signage pinned to clothing, messages displayed on clothing, pins, hats, or buttons. This provision supplements rules and policies adopted by City Hall, the Sherriff’s Office, or the Board of Supervisors related to decorum, prohibited conduct or activities, noise, etc. and is not meant to be exhaustive.
The Ethics Commission meeting will be held remotely, as described above.
To request assistive listening devices, real time captioning, sign language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations, please contact the Ethics Commission at (415) 252-3100 or email@example.com at least 72 hours in advance before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday. Late requests will be honored, if possible.
Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted by the Commission. Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact at (415) 252-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Late requests will be honored if possible.
De acuerdo con la Ordenanza de Accesibilidad Lingüística (Capítulo 91 del Código Administrativo de San Francisco), los servicios de interpretación al chino, español o filipino (tagalo) estarán disponibles bajo petición. Las minutas de las reuniones se pueden traducir, si así se solicita y tras su aprobación por la Comisión. Los servicios de interpretación a otros idiomas se prestarán siempre y cuando sea posible. Para solicitar asistencia con estos servicios, póngase en contacto con la Comisión de Ética llamando al (415) 252-3100 o por su email: email@example.com por lo menos 48 horas antes de la audiencia. Las solicitudes tardías serán atendidas si es posible.
根據語言服務條例（三藩市行政法典第91章），中文、西班牙語和/或菲律賓語（泰加洛語）傳譯人員在收到要求後將會提供傳譯服務。 翻譯版本的會議紀錄可在委員會通過後因應要求而提供。 其他語言協助在可能的情況下也將可提供。上述的要求，請於會議前最少48小時致電(415) 252-3100或電郵至ethics.firstname.lastname@example.org 向道德委員會提出。逾期提出的請求，若可能的話，亦會被考慮接納。
Pag Akses sa Wika (Language Access)
Ayon sa Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 ng San Francisco Administrative code), may taga salin -wika sa Chinese, Spanish o Filipino (Tagalog) na nakahanda kung ito ay hihilingin. Ang mga isinulat na pinag usapan sa pagpupulong ay maaaring isalin wikam kung ito ay hihilingin, matapos itong pagtibayin ng Kommission. Ang tulong sa ibang wika ay pag bibigyan hangang sa abot ng makakakaya.Para humingi ng tulong sa mga serbisyong ito, makipag ugnayan po Ethics Commission sa (415) 252 3100 o kaya ay sa email@example.com nang hindi bababa sa 48 oras bago ang pagpupulong. ang mga nahuling kahilingan ay bibigyan daan pa rin sa abot ng makakayanan.
Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
Individuals who influence or attempt to influence local policy or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 – 2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112; and website: www.sfgov.org/ethics.
Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code): Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE, CONTACT THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; phone: (415) 554-7724; fax: (415) 554-7854; email: SOTF@SFGOV.ORG. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, at the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City’s website at http://www.sfgov.org.