Chiu discloses travel gift, so does Mirkarimi

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu was in China over the legislative recess, and according to a gift disclosure he filed with the Ethics Commission some of his traveling expenses were picked up by the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, headed by Rose Pak, a longtime influential figure of Chinatown.

The filing shows the chamber paid travel expenses totaling $1,140.

The purpose of the travel: “Meetings with Shanghai officials; discussions regarding San Francisco’s participation in Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo.” The filing says.

The dates of travel: Sept. 12 Dalian, China to Shanghai, China. And Sept. 14 Shangai, China to San Francisco.

Meanwhile, Supervisors Ross Mirkarimi, as The Examiner previously reported, jetted off to Chicago on Monday to talk about San Francisco’s mandated commuter benefits program.

Mirkarimi disclosed in a filing with the Ethics Commission that $750 of his traveling expenses was paid for by Accor Services USA.

Purpose of travel, the filing said, “Giving a speech to a conference on commuter tax benefits in Chicago about the success of San Francisco’s commuter benefits program.”

And the itinerary: Sept. 13 travel to Chicago. Sept. 14, Speech in Chicago. Sept. 14 Return to San Francisco.
 

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