San Francisco Ethics Commission

San Francisco: Ethics Commission sleeps while government agencies defy sunshine ordinance

The Ethics Commission, charged with hearing complaints filed by citizens about sunshine violations in San Francisco, has failed to act on all but a few complaints, allowing city agencies to destroy documents and defy requests for explanations, writes Claire Mullen in an investigative report for the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Mullen provides a detailed rundown […]

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San Francisco resident sues over failure of city to enforce sunshine law

A retired lawyer is suing the San Francisco Ethics Commission for not enforcing open government laws. He claims that since 2004, the sunshine ordinance task force forwarded to the commission 14 cases in which the public has been denied public records but in every case the commission dismissed the claim in favor of the city. […]

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Citizen sues San Francisco Ethics Commission: Alleges commission withheld public records

Allen Grossman, an open government advocate, has filed suit in San Francisco, charging that the Ethics Commission has suppressed public records regarding their failure to enforce violations of state and local open government laws. -DB Press Release October 6, 2009 In a lawsuit filed Monday in the San Francisco Superior Court, Open Government advocate Allen Grossman […]

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