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Meeting Summary – Summary of Matters Discussed and Actions Taken at Ethics Commission’s July 14, 2023 Regular Meeting 

 July 14, 2023 
Contact: Michael Canning (415) 252-3100 

Chair Yvonne Lee called the Meeting to order at 10:05am. With Commissioners Argemira Flórez Feng and Yaman Salahi participating, a quorum was present. Commissioner Theis Finlev had an excused absence. 

Under Item 2, provided the opportunity for general public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda. 

Under its Consent Calendar, provided the opportunity for public comment on all consent calendar items and voted 3-0 to adopt a motion by Commissioner Salahi and seconded by Commissioner Flórez Feng to approve the following consent calendar items that required action by the Commission: 

Item 4, Acting Executive Director’s report dated July 10, 2023 was informational and required no action by the Commission. 

Under Item 7, discussed the request for waiver of post-employment restrictions for Joanne Lee. The Commission voted 3-0 to adopt a motion by Chair Lee, and seconded by Commissioner Salahi, to grant a limited waiver to Joanne Lee. 

Under Item 8, discussed the request for waiver of post-employment restrictions for Tracey Packer. The Commission failed to adopt a motion from Commissioner Salahi, and seconded by Commissioner Flórez Feng, by a vote of 2-1, with Chair Lee in the dissent. 

The Commission then took up Agenda Item 9(a) and provided the opportunity for public comment on Item 9(c) in the proposed closed session. Under Item 9(b), the Commission unanimously (3-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Salahi and seconded by Commissioner Flórez Feng to proceed into closed session regarding Executive Director recruitment.  

The Commission moved into closed session at 11:52 am.  

After reconvening in open session at 12:22 pm, the Commission unanimously (3-0) approved a motion by Commissioner Flórez Feng and seconded by Commissioner Salahi to not disclose matters discussed in closed session. 

Under Item 10, provided the opportunity to discuss items for future meetings.   

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

Under Item 12, adjourned the meeting at 12:26 pm. 

Draft Minutes for the July 14, 2023, 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. 

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