AGENDA

CITY OF SAN DIEGO
ETHICS COMMISSION

Thursday, September 13, 2001 - 5:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
202 C Street, 12th Floor
San Diego, CA

Item 1. Call to Order
 
Item 2. Roll Call
 
Item 3. Approval of Commission Minutes

Approval of Commission Minutes for the meeting of August 22, 2001.

 
Item 4. Non-Agenda Comment

This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission on items of interest within the jurisdiction of the Commission.

Comments are limited to no more than three minutes per speaker. Submit requests to speak to the City Clerk prior to 5:00 p.m. Pursuant to the Ralph M. Brown Act, no discussion or action, other than a referral, shall be taken by the Commission on any issue brought forth under "Non-Agenda Comment."

 
Item 5. Commissioner Comment

This portion of the agenda provides an opportunity for Commissioners to make announcements or comments.

 
Item 6. Commission Personnel

Discussion and possible action regarding staffing and budget requirements.

San Diego Municipal Code section 26.0411 requires that the Commission employ a staff consisting of no less than a full time executive director, a clerical assistant, and an investigator. The selection of the executive director is subject to City Council confirmation.

NOTE: Prior discussion on this item occurred at the Ethics Commission meeting of September 6, 2001 (Item 6). Related materials are on file in the Office of the City Clerk.

 
Item 7. Commission Procedures

Discussion and possible action regarding creation of Commission rules and regulations.

San Diego Municipal Code section 26.0401 states that the purposes of the Commission shall be to monitor, administer, and enforce the City's governmental ethics laws, propose new governmental ethics law reforms, conduct investigations, refer violations to appropriate enforcement agencies, audit disclosure statements, and advise and educate City officials and the public about governmental ethics laws. San Diego Municipal Code section 26.0414 provides more detail about the duties and responsibilities and the Commission; and empowers the Commission to adopt rules and regulations, subject to approval of the City Council, to carry out those duties and responsibilities.

NOTE: Prior discussion on this item occurred at the Ethics Commission meeting of September 6, 2001 (Item 7). Related materials are on file in the Office of the City Clerk.

 
Item 8. Subpoena Power Charter Amendment Language

Discussion and possible action regarding proposed ballot language for March 2002 election to change City Charter authorizing subpoena power for the Commission.

San Diego Municipal Code section 26.0414(e) states that the Commission shall be empowered to subpoena documents and witnesses, subject to a City Charter amendment granting subpoena authority to the Commission.

NOTE: Prior discussion on this item occurred at the Ethics Commission meeting of September 6, 2001 (Item 8). Related materials are on file in the Office of the City Clerk.

 
Item 9. Commission Calendar

Discussion and possible action regarding the Commission's meeting schedule beyond October, 2001, and the target dates on the draft Ethics Commission Work List.

NOTE: Prior discussion on this item occurred at the Ethics Commission meeting of August 22, 2001 (Item 6). Related materials are on file in the Office of the City Clerk.

 
Item 10. Adjournment
 
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