Monday, March 01, 2004

The Sunshine Ordinance Task Force last week unanimously ruled that Ethics Commission Director Ginny Vida violated open records laws by deleting an e-mail accidentally sent to the commission. The e-mail disclosed apparent spending by Mayor Gavin Newsom’s swearing-in committee that was later extensively modified in official disclosures. The complaint has been forwarded to the Ethics Commission, the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission and the State Attorney General for investigation. If San Francisco’s recent campaign finance history is any guide, little will come of this other than the headlines. …

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