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Minutes – November 30, 2023


Minutes of the Special Meeting of
The San Francisco Ethics Commission
Thursday, November 30, 2023

Hybrid meeting conducted in-person in City Hall Room 416, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, and also held online as a Remote Meeting via WebEx and aired live on SFGovTV

(Approved January 24, 2024)

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(Note: A complete recording of this meeting can be found on SFGovTv.)

COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: With Chair Yvonne Lee, Vice Chair Theis Finlev, Commissioner Argemira Flórez Feng, and Commissioner David Tsai participating, a quorum was present. Commissioner Yaman Salahi was excused.

STAFF PRESENTING: Eamonn Wilson, Online Meeting Moderator; Steven Massey, Acting Deputy Director & Chief Operating Officer; Gayathri Thaikkendiyil, Acting Executive Director.


Item 1. Call to order and roll call.

Chair Lee convened the meeting at 9:33am and stated that members of the public may participate in-person or remotely.

Chair Lee invited Commissioner David Tsai to introduce himself.

Meeting Moderator Eamonn Wilson summarized the procedures for participation by members of the public for the meeting.

Item 2. Public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda.

Under Item 2, the Commission provided the opportunity for general public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda but within the Ethics Commission’s subject matter jurisdiction.  

Public Comment:

No public comment was received and public comment on the item was closed.

Item 3. POTENTIAL CLOSED SESSION ITEM: Public Employee Appointment/Hiring, Executive Director

  1. Public comment on all matters pertaining to Item 3(c), including whether to meet in closed session.

No public comment was received and public comment on the item was closed.

  1. Vote on whether to meet in closed session to consider Item 3(c) under California Government Code Section 54957(b)(1) and Administrative Code Section 67.10(b). (Action.)

Motion 231130-01 (Finlev / Flórez Feng): Moved, seconded, and approved unanimously (4-0) to meet in closed session.

  1. Executive Director Recruitment. (Discussion and possible action.) Closed session began at 9:35am.
  1. If closed session is held, reconvene in open session. Open session resumed at 2:03pm.
  1. Disclosure of action taken, if any, that must be disclosed pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.1 and Administrative Code Section 67.12(b).
  1. If appropriate: Discussion and vote pursuant to Administrative Code Section 67.12(a) whether to disclose closed session discussion of Item 3(c). (Discussion and possible action.)

Motion 231130-02 (Flórez Feng / Finlev): Moved, seconded, and approved unanimously (3-0) to not disclose closed session discussion. Commissioner Tsai had an excused absence for this portion of the meeting.

Item 4. Additional opportunity for public comment on matters not appearing on the agenda pursuant to Ethics Commission Bylaws Article VII Section 2.

Public Comment:

No public comment was received and public comment on the item was closed.

Item 5. Adjournment.

The Commission adjourned at 2:05pm.

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