Date: December 4, 2023
To: Members of the Ethics Commission
From: Gayathri Thaikkendiyil, Acting Executive Director
Subject: Agenda Item 13 – Discussion and possible action on Ethics Commission Draft Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023
Summary and Action Requested
Commission Bylaws require Commission action to approve its annual report. This item has been placed on the Commission’s meeting Agenda to allow the Commission to discuss and take possible action on a draft Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023.
Draft Annual Report for Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023
Ethics Commission Bylaws provide that at the end of the Fiscal Year (FY) the Chair, along with the Executive Director, shall submit a written annual report to the Commission for approval, summarizing the activities, accomplishments, and budgetary needs of the Ethics Commission. (Bylaws Article IV – Officers, Section 3: Chairperson).
This item was originally placed on the November 9 meeting agenda to enable the Commission to review the Annual Report draft text, provide any feedback, and potentially take action to adopt the Annual Report for FY23. As that agenda item was continued to a future meeting, it now appears on the December meeting agenda. The report highlights activities and key accomplishments of the Commission during the period July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. The draft version attached to this agenda item incorporates enhancements to the report based on feedback received from Commissioners since the November 9 meeting. The changes include reordering some sections to move up topics of greater public interest, addition of summary of key highlights section, and inclusion of charts related to FY23 budget.
If the Commission wishes to provide any feedback or has any requested revisions, Staff will incorporate changes into a revised draft report for consideration at the next Commission meeting. Alternatively, should the Commission wish to adopt the draft as presented, Staff will finalize the report as adopted to format and publish the report on the Commission’s website.