Ethics Commission

Ethics Commission Chair Peter Keane abruptly stepped down Friday after the commission voted against placing a campaign finance reform measure on the ballot.

Ethics chair resigns over failure to place campaign finance reforms on June ballot

The chair of the Ethics Commission has abruptly stepped down after the…

 

Supervisor Aaron Peskin (Examiner file photo)

Memo raises constitutionality concerns for reform measure aimed at big political donors

An Ethics Commission memo calls into question the constitutionality of a political…

 

Supervisor Mark Farrell.(Rachael Garner/Special to S.F. Examiner file photo)

Supe. Farrell may settle $191K ethics fine for $25K

Supervisor Mark Farrell may settle his $191,000 ethics fine for $25,000. After…

 

Supervisor Mark Farrell's lawsuit to overturn his $191,000 ethics fine will be heard in court next week. (Kevin Kelleher/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Court hearing on Farrell’s lawsuit over $191K ethics fine postponed

The first legal arguments in Supervisor Mark Farrell’s lawsuit to overturn his…

Supervisor Mark Farrell's lawsuit to overturn his $191,000 ethics fine will be heard in court next week. (Kevin Kelleher/2015 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Judge Quentin Kopp poses for a portrait in his office in San Francisco on Monday, July 25, 2016. ( Ryan McNulty / Special to SF Examiner )

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp on his way to becoming Ethics commissioner

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp is expected to become San Francisco’s newest Ethics…

Judge Quentin Kopp poses for a portrait in his office in San Francisco on Monday, July 25, 2016. ( Ryan McNulty / Special to SF Examiner )
Retired Judge Quentin Kopp has applied for a position on the San Francisco Ethics Commission. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp ready to return to City Hall as Ethics commissioner

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp is ready to enforce San Francisco’s ethics laws.…

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp has applied for a position on the San Francisco Ethics Commission. (Ryan McNulty/Special to S.F. Examiner)
District Attorney George Gascon. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Gascon to pay $4K fine for illegal campaign contributions

District Attorney George Gascon has agreed to pay a $4,000 fine for…

District Attorney George Gascon. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
Julie Christensen (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File Photo)

UPDATE: Former Supervisor Christensen secures ethics waiver for new job

Seven months after Julie Christensen lost her political post in November, the…

Julie Christensen (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File Photo)
Mayor Ed Lee blocked the cable car tracks while celebrating Willie Mays at the Cable Car Museum. (twitter.com/Bob_Gunderson)

Can Farrell pass ethical litmus test?

It looks like Supervisor Mark Farrell is holding his finger on the…

Mayor Ed Lee blocked the cable car tracks while celebrating Willie Mays at the Cable Car Museum. (twitter.com/Bob_Gunderson)

Police union consultant may still be lobbying for POA

A consultant for The City’s powerful police union was fined last year…

LeeAnn Pelham, executive director of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, says she needs more time to assess the budgetary needs of the commission.

Ethics Commission defying Mayor Ed Lee on requested budget cuts

San Francisco’s Ethics Commission said Tuesday it would defy Mayor Ed Lee’s…

LeeAnn Pelham, executive director of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, says she needs more time to assess the budgetary needs of the commission.

Debate continues over voter-­approved lobbying requirements

San Francisco voters may have approved increased lobbyist transparency in November, but…

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Diversity matters, until it doesn’t anymore

The appointment of a new San Francisco ethics commissioner at Tuesday's Board…

AP Photo/Susan Walsh
S.F. Examiner File PhotoRoss Mirkarimi is asking for the final vote determining his political fate to be held after the Nov. 6 election.

Board vote on sheriff’s ouster still up in air

It remains unclear whether suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi will have his political…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoRoss Mirkarimi is asking for the final vote determining his political fate to be held after the Nov. 6 election.
Gil Riego Jr./Special to the S.F. Examiner“Whenever Ed Lee and others insist this is not about politics

Mirkarimi wants post-election date for final judgment

Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi wants his former colleagues to be protected from…

Gil Riego Jr./Special to the S.F. Examiner“Whenever Ed Lee and others insist this is not about politics
S.F. Examiner File PhotoA poll of 500 registered voters showed that 31% of people affiliated with domestic violence advocacy groups would like to see Ross Mirkarimi reinstated as sheriff.

Sheriff foes try to sway board vote

Political pressure is mounting for the Board of Supervisors to permanently remove…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoA poll of 500 registered voters showed that 31% of people affiliated with domestic violence advocacy groups would like to see Ross Mirkarimi reinstated as sheriff.
S.F. Examiner File Photos“Is it your testimony that you told them that you didn’t know where your Smith & Wesson gun was

Perjury focus in sheriff case now shifts to Ross Mirkarimi

Suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s official misconduct hearings are based on his March…

S.F. Examiner File Photos“Is it your testimony that you told them that you didn’t know where your Smith & Wesson gun was
Courtesy PhotoIvory Madision filed a 22-page declaration in advance of the San Francisco Ethics Commission hearings to take place this week for suspended Sheriff Mirkarimi.

Sheriff's neighbor Ivory Madison describes abuse far worse than Mirkarimi’s account

New written testimony from Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s neighbor contains vivid details of…

Courtesy PhotoIvory Madision filed a 22-page declaration in advance of the San Francisco Ethics Commission hearings to take place this week for suspended Sheriff Mirkarimi.

Third-party spending historically floods San Francisco races week before Election Day

Judging by past elections, third-party groups, who can spend and raise unlimited…

Dorothy Liu lands spot on Ethics Commission

Dorothy Liu is a lawyer who has lived and worked in San…