MINUTES OF THE MEETING
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Deputy City Attorney Rick Duvernay reported on the applicability of the Brown Act to the Ethics Commission, including the types of meetings covered by the Brown Act, how and where such meetings are to be held, and what types of discussion are allowed in closed sessions. Other topics included non-agenda comment, and the confidentiality of complaints.
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Deputy City Attorney Rick Duvernay presented a revised declaration to the Commissioners, which would replace the declaration distributed for signatures at the August 22, 2001 meeting. The revised declaration is germane only to the constraint which prohibits Commissioners from running for elective office during their tenure on the Commission and for a period of twelve months after ending their service.
MOTION BY FOSTER TO APPROVE LANGUAGE OF REVISED DECLARATION. Second by Smith. Passed by unanimous vote.
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This item was continued pending the subcommittee reports from today's agenda.
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Commissioner Foster reported on the subcommittee's development of a process for hiring the Commission's Executive Director, beginning with developing a job description. Commissioners received a draft job description. The subcommittee recommends the position be unclassified, and that an Executive Director be hired as quickly as possible, with September 28, 2001 as the cut-off date for receipt of resumes. Also recommended: responsibilities should be clearly delineated in the job description; salary should be left open at this time, commensurate with experience; during the first week of October, the subcommittee will screen resumes to develop a short list for interviews; interviews will be scheduled for October 6; Executive Director will be on-board in early November.
MOTION BY SMITH TO APPROVE REVISED JOB DESCRIPTION. Second by Riel. Passed by unanimous vote.
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Commissioner Smith presented a comparison of procedures for the ethics commissions of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and reported that the subcommittee has identified a number of issues to be addressed in developing the San Diego Commission's rules and regulations.
Commissioner Riel presented a proposed timeline for developing rules and regulations.
The Commission discussed how to handle complaints until Council approves the Commission's rules and regulations, noting that the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has concurrent jurisdiction. Also discussed: scheduling workshops for interested parties to discuss ideas and concerns during development of rules and regulations; taking the rules and regulations to Council all at once, rather than piecemeal.
MOTION BY FOSTER TO CREATE AD HOC SUBCOMMITTEE TO WORK WITH ATTORNEY ON COMPLAINTS RECEIVED PRIOR TO COUNCIL ADOPTION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS. Second by Smith. Passed by unanimous vote.
Commissioners La Bella and Riel will serve on the subcommittee.
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Commissioner La Bella presented three ballot-language options to the Commission. Language the Commission wishes to appear on the March 5, 2002 ballot must be presented to the Rules Committee at its September 26 meeting. The Commission discussed amending the Charter by naming the Executive Director as a non-managerial position; and by giving subpoena power to the Executive Director or to the Commission.
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There was no public comment. Agenda Item No. 10 - Adjournment.
The meeting was adjourned by Chairperson Leonard at 7:30 p.m.
Dorothy Leonard, Chairperson
Bonnie J. Stone
Deputy City Clerk