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The San Francisco Charter is the City and County constitution and regulates all aspects of local government and administration. Under the Charter, the Mayor is responsible for the general administration and oversight of all departments and governmental units in the executive branch of the City and County, and he or she appoints most commissioners .

 

The Board of Supervisors is the legislative body for the City and County. The Board, which consists of eleven members elected by district, establishes City policies and adopts ordinances and resolutions. In addition to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors, commissions play a significant role in City and County governance. These bodies, which are created by the Charter and City ordinances, establish policy for and oversee the departments of City and County government

 

For description of Elections Commission, See "Commission" pull-down tab in About Us

Commission Members

To contact the full Commission, see Contact Us. For individual Commissioner information, see below. You can also find the Commission in San Francisco's Centralized Commission Database by browsing to this page.

Commissioner Position Contact Term Ends Appointed by
Christopher Jerdonek   chris.jerdonek@sfgov.org 1/2019 Board of Supervisors
Charlotte Hill   N/A 1/2022 Board of Education
Roger Donaldson President roger.donaldson@sfgov.org 1/2020 City Attorney
Charles Jung     1/2018 Mayor
Viva Mogi Vice President TBD 1/2022 District Attorney
Jill Rowe   jill.rowe@sfgov.org 1/2021 Public Defender
Lucy Bernholz     1/2019 Treasurer

Budget and Oversight of Public Elections Committee (BOPEC) Members

Commissioner Position
Roger Donaldson Chair
Charles Jung  
Viva Mogi  

Sunshine Ordinance

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.

Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the Cityand County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations areopen to the people's review.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT—

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 244
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689

(415) 554-7724
(415) 554-5163 (fax)
Email: sotf@sfgov.org

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, at the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City's website at http://www.sfgov.org.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

Individuals that influence or attempt to influence local policy or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100–2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact—

San Francisco Ethics Commission
25 Van Ness Avenue
Suite 220
San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 252-3100
(415) 252-3112 (fax)
Email: ethics.commission@sfgov.org
Website: http://www.sfethics.org