Ethics Commission

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…

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Retired Judge Quentin Kopp on his way to becoming Ethics commissioner

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

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.…

Gascon to pay $4K fine for illegal campaign contributions

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

UPDATE: Former Supervisor Christensen secures ethics waiver for new job

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

Can Farrell pass ethical litmus test?

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

Police union consultant may still be lobbying for POA

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

Ethics Commission defying Mayor Ed Lee on requested budget cuts

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

Debate continues over voter-­approved lobbying requirements

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

Diversity matters, until it doesn’t anymore

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

Board vote on sheriff’s ouster still up in air

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

Mirkarimi wants post-election date for final judgment

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

Sheriff foes try to sway board vote

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

Perjury focus in sheriff case now shifts to Ross Mirkarimi

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

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…

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…