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 of the inaction by the Ethics Commission and the consequences for the public. -db

From the San Francisco Bay Guardian, September 20, 2011, by Claire Mullen

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