San Francisco Ethics Commissioner resigns
January 3, 2007, 10:00 p.m.
San Francisco Ethics Commissioner Kim Manolius has tendered his
resignation effective December 31, 2006.
Ethics Commission Executive Director John Saint Croix said Manolius
cited 'a personal family issue that required his immediate attention'
as the reason why Manolius resigned his post.
Created by voters with the passage of Proposition K in November
1993, the Ethics
Commission is empowered to administer the City's campaign
contribution, conflict of interest, lobbying and whistle-blowing
laws; to investigate alleged violations of those laws and to impose
penalties; and to submit directly to voters ordinances relating
to governmental ethics.
Five city goverment bodies including the Board of Supervisors,
the Mayor's Office, the District Attorney's office, the Assessor's
office and the City Attorney's office are, by city charter, empowered
to appoint one commissioner each to the five-member panel.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera appointed
Manolius on March 20, 2006 and holds sole discretion over
appointing a replacement commissioner to the panel.
Reached for comment by phone, City Attorney Deputy Press Secretary
Alexis Truchan said a replacement for Manolius will be announced