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Meeting Summary – Summary of Matters Discussed and Actions Taken at Ethics Commission’s August 18, 2023 Regular Meeting


August 21, 2023 
Contact: Michael Canning (415) 252-3100 

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

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 4-0 to adopt a motion by Commissioner Finlev 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 August 14, 2023 was informational and required no action by the Commission. 

Under Item 7, Commissioner Flórez Feng nominated Commissioner Finlev to serve as Vice Chair, Commissioner Finlev accepted the nomination and was elected unanimously (4-0). 

Under Item 8, discussed a proposal for the Executive Director search and approved unanimously (4-0) a motion by Commissioner Salah and seconded by Commissioner Finlev, to ratify the selection of Berkeley Search Consultants. 

Under Item 9, discussed submitting a draft ordinance to the voters during the March 5, 2024 election and approving draft regulation amendments regarding gift, training, and other City ethics laws. The Commission voted unanimously (4-0) on motion by Chair Lee and seconded by Commissioner Salahi, to submit an amended ordinance to voters and to approve the draft regulation amendments. 

Under Item 10, discussed the request for waiver of post-employment restrictions for Tracey Packer. The Commission voted 4-0 to adopt a motion by Commissioner Salahi, and seconded by Commissioner Finlev, to grant a limited waiver to Tracey Packer. 

Under Item 11, heard and discussed an Audit Division Update from Audit and Compliance Review Manger Linda Fong.  

Under Item 12, provided the opportunity to discuss items for future meetings.   

Under Item 13, provided additional opportunity for general public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda. 

Under Item 14, provided opportunity for public comment and adjourned the meeting in honor of Charley Marsteller at 12:49 pm. 

Draft Minutes for the August 18, 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 

Meeting agendas and materials are available at 

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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