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About the Commission

About the Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission serves the public, City officials and employees  and candidates for public office through education and enforcement of ethics laws.

Commission Members

The Ethics Commission consists of five members appointed by the Assessor, Board of Supervisors, Mayor, City Attorney and the District Attorney. Each commissioner serves a term of six years.

Meeting Information

The Commission meets regularly on the fourth Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at Room 400, City Hall, 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, California. Please see the agenda for the time and location of special meetings.

Annual Reports

The Ethics Commission Chairperson and Executive Director prepare an annual report that summarizes the activities, accomplishments and budgetary needs of the Ethics Commission during the term of office. Annual Reports since 1996 are available on-line.

Press Releases

Interested Persons

All interested persons are allowed to express their views (oral and/or written) at Commission meetings regarding matters within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Interested persons may also sign up to receive notice of Ethics Commission press releases and meeting information via e-mail. Please complete the Interested persons list form if you would like to receive interested persons notices.

Jobs & Internships

City Employment opportunities are posted with the Department of Human Resources. The Ethics Commission also posts job notices and offers internship opportunities for public service projects.

Records Management Policy

The Ethics Commission’s Records Management Policy is adopted pursuant to Chapter 8 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, which requires each department head to maintain records and create a records retention and destruction schedule.  This policy supersedes all previous record retention policies issued by the Commission.  This policy covers all records, regardless of physical form or characteristics, which have been made or received by the Ethics Commission in connection with the transaction of public business.


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