While we've been digesting the dueling banjos style competition for a Board of Supes Code of Conduct, we were left pickin' our skulls as to why the Supes don't already have a code of conduct? Seriously, right? The progressive bubble of San Francisco doesn't have a code of conduct for its Board of Supervisors, while such luminary cities as Simi Valley, Pismo Beach, Goleta and Fresno do? Sounds Crazy, right?
Well, not so much. Lost in the shuffle between Chris Daly and Michela Alioto-Pier ("MAP") dueling codes of conduct is that San Francisco is already policed by, not just one, but two different organizations dedicated to protecting citizens from ethics violations. The first is the state's Fair Political Practices Commission ("FPPC") while the second is the San Francisco Ethics Commission. Both organizations overlook officials conduct and, in particular, deal with conflict of interest, disclosure, campaign finance issues, and post-state employment.actual