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Press Release - May 31, 2013 - Summary of Actions Taken at May 30, 2013 Special Meeting

Contact:
John St. Croix
(415) 252-3100

For release: May 31, 2013

SUMMARY OF ACTIONS TAKEN AT MAY 30, 2013 SPECIAL MEETING

At its special meeting on May 30, 2013, the San Francisco Ethics Commission took the following actions:

  • By a vote of 4-0, granted a waiver to Alan Martinez from the one-year post-employment ban under San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 3/234(a)(2).  Mr. Martinez is a licensed architect solo practitioner who formerly served on the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC).  The waiver allows him to contact the Planning Department or Planning Commission—but not the HPC—on behalf of his clients regarding their architectural plans. 
  • Considered staff’s report on the Budget and Legislative Analyst Report issued on June 5, 2012, which also addressed comments received at Interested Persons meetings held on December 4 and 10, 2012, and February 27, 2013.  On several of the items, staff will present follow-up regulatory proposals for the Commission to consider in the coming months.    
  • By a vote of 4-0, approved regulations to require persons who file the Form 700 Statement of Economic Interests with the Ethics Commission to file them in electronic format beginning in January 2014.  A regulation adopted by the Commission is effective 60 days after its adoption unless before the expiration of the 60-day period, the Board of Supervisors vetoes the regulation by a two-thirds vote. 

The next meeting of the Commission will be a special meeting to be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 in Room 400 City Hall.                      

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The Ethics Commission, established in November 1993, serves the public, City employees and officials and candidates for public office through education and enforcement of ethics laws.  Its duties include:  filing and auditing of campaign finance disclosure statements, lobbyist and campaign consultant registration and regulation, administration of the public financing program, whistleblower program, conflict of interest reporting, investigations and enforcement, education and training, advice giving and statistical reporting.   

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