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City of San Diego Ethics Commission



Thursday, November 15, 2001 - 5:00 p.m.
Committee Room
202 C Street, 12th Floor
San Diego, CA

Item 1. Call to Order
Item 2. Roll Call
Item 3.

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 4.

Commissioner Comment

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

Item 5.

Subpoena Power

Discussion and possible action to authorize Chairperson Leonard to sign the ballot argument on behalf of the Ethics Commission in supporting the ballot measure to give the Commission subpoena power. The measure is scheduled to appear on the ballot of March 5, 2002.

Item 6. Commission Procedures - Draft Rules and Regulations

Discussion and possible action regarding creation of Commission rules and regulations for presentation to City Council.

The following documents are available on the Ethics Commission?s website at www.sandiego.gov/ethics:

- PROPOSED - Campaign/Lobbyist/SEI Violations and Penalties
- PROPOSED - Investigation and Enforcement Procedures
- PROPOSED - Investigation and Enforcement Procedures Deadlines

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.

Item 7.

Commission Calendar

Discussion and possible action regarding the Commission?s meeting schedule beyond December, 2001.

Item 8. Adjournment
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