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REGULAR CALLED MEETING of the ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION JULY 27, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER, PDC ROOM 1406 6310 WILHELMINA DELCO DRIVE AUSTIN, TEXAS 78752 Some members of the Ethics Review Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public Speakers: Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email, Lizette Benitez at (512) 974-2915 or lizette.benitez@austintexas.gov. CURRENT COMMISSIONERS: Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Michael Lovins Sidney Williams Vice-Chair Mary Kahle Betsy Greenberg Donna Beth McCormick Vacancy – Mayor’s nominee AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Secretary Nguyen Stanton Raafia Lari Mikki Teneyuca There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. The first ten speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Please also see the “Notice Regarding Public Communication” at the end of this agenda. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 1. Approve a recommendation for potential amendments to the financial disclosure provisions of City Code Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial Disclosure). 2. City Council Candidate Forum Planning, including language interpretation services. Approval of a statement and/or video of what the Commission does & how the public can use the Commission and/or a Statement on Equity, Access, and the need for reform by the Working Group on Race, Identity and Equity. Approve the creation of a working group or other action plan for review of lobbyist registration thresholds in City Code Section 4-8-3. Approve the creation of a working group or other action plan for preparation of a calendar of Commission duties and responsibilities. Staff briefing regarding anticipated updates to the Candidate and Officeholder Campaign Finance Brochure due to anticipated changes to campaign contribution limits based on recent increases in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index. Approve the minutes of the Ethics Review Commission Regular Meeting on May 25, 2022. Approve the minutes of the Ethics Review Commission Regular Meeting on June 22, 2022. 3. 4. 5. 6. …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING JUNE 22, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. Austin City Hall, Boards & Commissions Room, # 1101 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Ethics Review Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public participation will be allowed in-person or by telephone. The meeting may be viewed online on ATXN2 at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public Speakers: Speakers providing in-person testimony can register to speak either online or in- person prior to the meeting. Following are instructions for registering for Remote Public Communication (formerly “Citizen Communication”): • All interested in speaking remotely during public communication or on an agenda item must register in advance no later than: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by noon. • Call or email the staff liaison at 512-974-2915 or lizette.benitez@austintexas.gov, no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker’s name, telephone number (must be the same number the speaker will use to call into the meeting), and e-mail address. If speaking on an agenda item, please provide the agenda item number(s) you wish to speak about. • • Once a request to participate has been made to the liaison, the information about how to call into the meeting on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. Additional Instructions for Public Speakers, including how to register in person during the thirty minutes prior to when the meeting being begins, are provided at the end of this Agenda. COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Michael Lovins Sidney Williams Vice-Chair Mary Kahle Betsy Greenberg Donna Beth McCormick Vacancy – Mayor’s nominee Secretary Nguyen Stanton Raafia Lari Mikki Teneyuca AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (formerly CITIZEN COMMUNICATION) There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. A maximum of ten persons will be allowed to speak during general citizen communications on non-agenda items. 1 Each person must register to speak prior to the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker who registers to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak. Please also see the “NOTICE Regarding Public Communication (formerly “Citizen Communication”) at the end of this agenda. 1. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Candidate and Officeholder Campaign Finance Brochure Briefing on anticipated changes to campaign contribution limits based on recent increases in the U.S. Bureau of Labor …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MAY 25, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. Austin City Hall, Boards & Commissions Room, # 1101 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Ethics Review Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public participation will be allowed in-person or by telephone. The meeting may be viewed online on ATXN2 at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public Speakers: Speakers providing in-person testimony can register to speak either online or in- person prior to the meeting. Following are instructions for registering for Remote Public Communication (formerly “Citizen Communication”): • All interested in speaking remotely during public communication or on an agenda item must register in advance no later than: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by noon. • Call or email the staff liaison at 512-974-2915 or lizette.benitez@austintexas.gov, no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker’s name, telephone number (must be the same number the speaker will use to call into the meeting), and e-mail address. If speaking on an agenda item, please provide the agenda item number(s) you wish to speak about. • • Once a request to participate has been made to the liaison, the information about how to call into the meeting on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. Additional Instructions for Public Speakers, including how to register in person during the thirty minutes prior to when the meeting being begins, are provided at the end of this Agenda. COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Michael Lovins Sidney Williams Vice-Chair Mary Kahle Betsy Greenberg Donna Beth McCormick Vacancy – Mayor’s nominee Secretary Nguyen Stanton Raafia Lari Mikki Teneyuca AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (formerly CITIZEN COMMUNICATION) There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. A maximum of ten persons will be allowed to speak during general citizen communications on non-agenda items. 1 Each person must register to speak prior to the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker who registers to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak. Please also see the “NOTICE Regarding Public Communication (formerly “Citizen Communication”) at the end of this agenda. 1. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. City Council Candidate Forum Planning and Update. b. Working groups and possible reassignment of subject matters to working groups. c. Ethics Code Overview of …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES 28, July, 2022 ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, May 25, 2022 The Ethics Review Commission (“Commission”) convened in a regular meeting on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Austin, Texas. Chair Soberon called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. Location: City Hall, Room 1101, 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas and via Videoconference Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Luis Soberon, Vice-Chair Mary Kahle, Secretary Nguyen Stanton, and Commissioners: Debra Danburg, Betsy Greenberg, Michael Lovins, Donna Beth McCormick, Mikki Teneyuca, and Sidney Williams. Commissioner Danburg attended via videoconference. Members Absent: Commissioner Raafia Lari Vacancy: Mayor’s nominee City Staff in Attendance: Lizette Benitez, Staff Liaison; Lynn Carter, Commission Executive Liaison & Assistant City Attorney; Tara Olson, Marketing Communications Consultant, Communications & Public Information Office. Ms. Olson attended via videoconference. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (formerly CITIZEN COMMUNICATION) Each person who signed up to speak prior to the meeting being called to order and who designated this item on which to speak, or who did not designate an agenda item on which to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak No one registered to speak during Public Communication. 1. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. City Council Candidate Forum Planning and Update. b. Working groups and possible reassignment of subject matters to working groups. c. Ethics Code Overview of Section 2-7-62 (Standards of Conduct) and conflict of interest provisions, Section 2-7-63, 2-7-64, and 2-7-65, and Section 2-7-2 (Definitions). Item 1(a): Tara Olson briefed the Commission on the Candidate Forum Planning, including outreach through press releases, the City website, and social media platforms; livestreaming of the moderated candidate forum in English and Spanish; closed captioning for American Sign Language (ASL); requests for other language interpretation can be submitted five business days prior to the candidate forum by calling 311. The Commission also has the 1 ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES option of reaching out to the Language Access Coordinator for translation services/language interpretation. 28, July, 2022 Item 1(b): Chair Soberon made a motion to rename and re-task the Working Group on Sanctions, Procedures, and Other Issues (Membership: Chair Soberon and Commissioners Greenberg, Secretary Stanton, and Teneyuca) as described on agenda item 2(d)(i), be limited by subject matter to potential amendments to City Code Chapter 2-7 and the Commission Rules of Procedure. Commissioner Greenberg seconded the motion. The motion passed on a unanimous vote of all members present …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING APRIL 27, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. Austin City Hall, Boards & Commissions Room, # 1101 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Ethics Review Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public participation will be allowed in-person or by telephone. The meeting may be viewed online on ATXN2 at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public Speakers: Speakers providing in-person testimony can register to speak either online or in- person prior to the meeting. Following are instructions for registering for Remote Public Communication (formerly “Citizen Communication”): • All interested in speaking remotely during public communication or on an agenda item must register in advance no later than: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by noon. • Call or email the staff liaison at 512-974-2915 or lizette.benitez@austintexas.gov, no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker’s name, telephone number (must be the same number the speaker will use to call into the meeting), and e-mail address. If speaking on an agenda item, please provide the agenda item number(s) you wish to speak about. • • Once a request to participate has been made to the liaison, the information about how to call into the meeting on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. Additional Instructions for Public Speakers, including how to register in person during the thirty minutes prior to when the meeting being begins, are provided at the end of this Agenda. COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Michael Lovins Mikki Teneyuca Vice-Chair Mary Kahle Betsy Greenberg Donna Beth McCormick Sidney Williams AGENDA Vacancy – Mayor’s nominee Raafia Lari Nguyen Stanton CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (formerly CITIZEN COMMUNICATION) There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. A maximum of ten persons will be allowed to speak during general citizen communications on non-agenda items. 1 Each person must register to speak prior to the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker who registers to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak. Please also see the “NOTICE Regarding Public Communication (formerly “Citizen Communication”) at the end of this agenda. 1. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Annual Election of Commission Officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Parliamentarian) b. Ethics Code Overview of Section 2-7-62 (Standards of Conduct) and conflict of interest provisions, …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MARCH 23, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. Austin City Hall, Boards & Commissions Room, # 1101 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Ethics Review Commission may be participating by videoconference. Public participation will be allowed in-person or by telephone. The meeting may be viewed online on ATXN2 at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public Speakers: Speakers providing in-person testimony can register to speak either online or in- person prior to the meeting. Following are instructions for registering for Remote Public Communication (formerly “Citizen Communication”): • All interested in speaking remotely during public communication or on an agenda item must register in advance no later than: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by noon. • Call or email the staff liaison at 512-974-2915 or lizette.benitez@austintexas.gov, no later than noon, (the day before the meeting). The information required is the speaker’s name, telephone number (must be the same number the speaker will use to call into the meeting), and e-mail address. If speaking on an agenda item, please provide the agenda item number(s) you wish to speak about. • • Once a request to participate has been made to the liaison, the information about how to call into the meeting on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. Additional Instructions for Public Speakers, including how to register in person during the thirty minutes prior to when the meeting being begins, are provided at the end of this Agenda. COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Michael Lovins Mikki Teneyuca Vice-Chair Mary Kahle Betsy Greenberg Donna Beth McCormick Sidney Williams AGENDA Secretary Robin Lerner Raafia Lari Nguyen Stanton CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (formerly CITIZEN COMMUNICATION) There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. A maximum of ten persons will be allowed to speak during general citizen communications on non-agenda items. 1 Each person must register to speak prior to the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker who registers to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak. Please also see the “NOTICE Regarding Public Communication (formerly “Citizen Communication”) at the end of this agenda. 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Ethics Review Commission may announce it will go into Executive Session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code to receive advice from legal counsel on any matters specifically listed on this …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, March 23, 2022 The Ethics Review Commission (“Commission”) convened in a regular meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Austin, Texas. Vice-Chair Mary Kahle called the meeting to order at 6:13 p.m. Location: City Hall, Room 1101, 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas and via Videoconference. Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Luis Soberon, Vice-Chair Mary Kahle, and Commissioners: Betsy Greenberg, Raafia Lari, Michael Lovins, Donna Beth McCormick, Nguyen Stanton, and Sidney Williams were present at City Hall. Commissioners Debra Danburg and Mikki Teneyuca attended via videoconference. Members Absent: Secretary Robin Lerner. City Staff in Attendance: Lizette Benitez, Staff Liaison; Meredith Mooney, Executive Assistance; Lynn Carter, Commission Executive Liaison & Assistant City Attorney; Myrna Rios, City Clerk, attended via videoconference. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (formerly CITIZEN COMMUNICATION) Each person who signed up to speak prior to the meeting being called to order and who designated this item on which to speak, or who did not designate an agenda item on which to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak Diane Land signed an oath form and spoke on Item 2 on the agenda. 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Ethics Review Commission may announce it will go into Executive Session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code to receive advice from legal counsel on any matters specifically listed on this agenda (Private Consultation with Attorney-Section 551.071). The Commission may go into executive session to discuss: A complaint filed by Loree Misch against Steve Adler, Mayor, which complaint alleges violations of City Code of Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial Disclosure) Section 2-7-75 (Sworn Financial Disclosure Statements). The Commission went into Executive Session at 6:22 p.m. and the open meeting resumed at 7:32 p.m. Outside counsel, Steve Sheets, advised the Commission. 1 2. PRELIMINARY HEARING Discussion and possible action regarding the following: A complaint filed by Loree Misch against Steve Adler, Mayor, which complaint alleges violations of City Code of Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial Disclosure) Section 2-7-75 (Sworn Financial Disclosure Statements). Outside counsel, Steve Sheets, advised the Commission during the preliminary hearing. Parties Attending: Complainant Loree Misch appeared by remote connection. Respondent Steve Adler and Respondent’s attorney, Andrew Cates, appeared in person. Complainant Misch and Respondent’s attorney, Cates, made presentations during preliminary hearing and the Commission asked questions of the parties. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, Commissioner Lovins made a motion to dismiss allegations in the …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES Wednesday, March 23, 2022 The Ethics Review Commission (“Commission”) convened in a regular meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Austin, Texas. Vice-Chair Mary Kahle called the meeting to order at 6:13 p.m. Location: City Hall, Room 1101, 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas and via Videoconference. Commissioners in Attendance: Chair Luis Soberon, Vice-Chair Mary Kahle, and Commissioners: Betsy Greenberg, Raafia Lari, Michael Lovins, Donna Beth McCormick, Nguyen Stanton, and Sidney Williams were present at City Hall. Commissioners Debra Danburg and Mikki Teneyuca attended via videoconference. Members Absent: Secretary Robin Lerner. City Staff in Attendance: Lizette Benitez, Staff Liaison; Meredith Mooney, Executive Assistance; Lynn Carter, Commission Executive Liaison & Assistant City Attorney; Myrna Rios, City Clerk, attended via videoconference. PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (formerly CITIZEN COMMUNICATION) Each person who signed up to speak prior to the meeting being called to order and who designated this item on which to speak, or who did not designate an agenda item on which to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak Diane Land signed an oath form and spoke on Item 2 on the agenda. 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Ethics Review Commission may announce it will go into Executive Session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code to receive advice from legal counsel on any matters specifically listed on this agenda (Private Consultation with Attorney-Section 551.071). The Commission may go into executive session to discuss: A complaint filed by Loree Misch against Steve Adler, Mayor, which complaint alleges violations of City Code of Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial Disclosure) Section 2-7-75 (Sworn Financial Disclosure Statements). The Commission went into Executive Session at 6:22 p.m. and the open meeting resumed at 7:32 p.m. Outside counsel, Steve Sheets, advised the Commission. 1 2. PRELIMINARY HEARING Discussion and possible action regarding the following: A complaint filed by Loree Misch against Steve Adler, Mayor, which complaint alleges violations of City Code of Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial Disclosure) Section 2-7-75 (Sworn Financial Disclosure Statements). Outside counsel, Steve Sheets, advised the Commission during the preliminary hearing. Parties Attending: Complainant Loree Misch appeared by remote connection. Respondent Steve Adler and Respondent’s attorney, Andrew Cates, appeared in person. Complainant Misch and Respondent’s attorney, Cates, made presentations during preliminary hearing and the Commission asked questions of the parties. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing, Commissioner Lovins made a motion to dismiss allegations in the …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 8, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M. Austin Energy Assembly Room No. 1111 4815 Mueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723 Some members of the Ethics Review Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Vice-Chair Mary Kahle Betsy Greenberg Donna Beth McCormick Sidney Williams Secretary Robin Lerner Raafia Lari Nguyen Stanton CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Michael Lovins Mikki Teneyuca AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. A maximum of ten persons will be allowed to speak during general citizen communications on non-agenda items. Each person must register to speak prior to the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker who registers to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak. Please also see the “NOTICE Regarding Citizen Communication and Public Testimony” at the end of this agenda. 1. EXECUTIVE SESSION The Ethics Review Commission may announce it will go into Executive Session pursuant to Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code to receive advice from legal counsel on any matters specifically listed on this agenda (Private Consultation with Attorney-Section 551.071). The Commission may go into executive session to discuss: A complaint filed by Zenobia C. Joseph against Caleb Pritchard, which complaint alleges violations of City Code of Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial Disclosure) Section 2-7-62 (Standards of Conduct), subsections (K) and (O). 1 2. PRELIMINARY HEARING Discussion and possible action regarding the following: A complaint filed by Zenobia C. Joseph against Caleb Pritchard, which complaint alleges violations of City Code of Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial Disclosure) Section 2-7-62 (Standards of Conduct), subsections (K) and (O). 3. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: Candidate Forum -- District 4 City Council Candidates: tentatively scheduled at City Hall on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. (January 25, 2022 is election day; first day of early voting is January 10, 2022.) 4. OLD BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Review and evaluation of the dollar limits established in Chapter 2-2 (Campaign Finance) and consider making recommendations to the city council as to those limits. b. Statement and/or Video of What the Commission Does & How the Public can use the Commission and Statement on Equity, Access, and the Need for Reform by the Working Group on Race, …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 10, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M. Austin Energy Assembly Room No. 1111 4815 Mueller Blvd. Austin, TX 78723 CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Raafia Lari Nguyen Stanton Vice-Chair Mary Kahle Betsy Greenberg Michael Lovins Mikki Teneyuca Secretary Robin Lerner Mary Kahle Donna Beth McCormick Sidney Williams AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. A maximum of ten persons will be allowed to speak during general citizen communications on non-agenda items. Each person must register to speak prior to the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker who registers to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak. Please also see the “NOTICE Regarding Citizen Communication and Public Testimony” at the end of this agenda. 1. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Review and evaluation of the dollar limits established in Chapter 2-2 (Campaign Finance) and consider making recommendations to the city council as to those limits. 2. OLD BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Statement of What the Commission Does & How the Public can use the Commission and Statement on Equity, Access, and the Need for Reform by the Working Group on Race, Identity, and Equity b. Content of the agenda for future meetings, including description of Commission’s jurisdiction and/or functions. c. Working group status reports and/or recommendations on the following. 1 recommendations. Disclosure). recommendations. i. Working Group on Sanctions, Procedures, and other Issues (Chair Soberon and Commissioners Greenberg, Stanton, and Teneyuca) on the following subjects: - Commission sanctions including effectiveness, past cases, and - Potential amendments to City Code, Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial - Commission procedures including effectiveness, past cases, and - Scope of work of the Commission (powers, duties, and obligations), including effectiveness, past cases, and recommendations. - Potential amendments to the Rules of the Ethics Review Commission. - Best practices for city attorney opinions including effectiveness, past cases, and recommendations. - Dollar Limits in Chapter 2-2 (Campaign Finance Code) - Campaign Finance Brochure - Possible budget proposal to create an ombudsperson for complaint assistance and/or campaign finance issues. ii. Working Group on Race, Identity, and Equity (Commissioners Kahle, Lari, and Soberon) status report and/or recommendations on: addressing issues of race, identity, and equity including: (i) (ii) planning for presentations or trainings by the Equity …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OCTOBER 27, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M. Austin City Hall, Boards & Commissions Room, # 1101 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Ethics Review Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Vice-Chair Mary Kahle Betsy Greenberg Michael Lovins Mikki Teneyuca Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Raafia Lari Nguyen Stanton * Indicates a recently appointed member who may not be qualified to serve by the time of this meeting. Before participating in a board meeting, members must complete required training and sign an oath of office. Secretary Robin Lerner Mary Kahle Donna Beth McCormick Sidney Williams* AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. A maximum of ten persons will be allowed to speak during general citizen communications on non-agenda items. Each person must register to speak prior to the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker who registers to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak. Please also see the “NOTICE Regarding Citizen Communication and Public Testimony” at the end of this agenda. 1. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Scheduling the Commission’s November and December regular meetings. b. Adopting a meeting calendar for 2022. c. Timing and process for evaluating and making recommendations to Council on dollar limits established in Chapter 2-2 (Campaign Finance) in accordance with City Code subsection (A)(5) of Section 2-7-30 (Duties). d. Content of the agenda for future meetings. 1 2. OLD BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Draft Op-Ed by the Working Group on Race, Identity, and Equity b. Draft Commission Statement on Equity, Access, and the Need for Reform by the Working Group on Race, Identity, and Equity c. Working group status reports and/or recommendations on the following. i. Working Group on Sanctions, Procedures, and other Issues (Chair Soberon, Secretary Lerner, and Commissioners Greenberg, Stanton, and Teneyuca) on the following subjects: - Commission sanctions including effectiveness, past cases, and - Potential amendments to City Code, Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial recommendations. Disclosure). recommendations. - Commission procedures including effectiveness, past cases, and - Scope of work of the Commission (powers, duties, and obligations), including effectiveness, past cases, and recommendations. - Potential amendments to the Rules of the Ethics Review Commission. - …

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ETHICS REVIEW COMMISSION SPECIAL CALLED MEETING SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 AT 6:00 P.M. Austin City Hall, Boards & Commissions Room, # 1101 301 W 2nd Street, Austin, Texas 78701 Some members of the Ethics Review Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live CURRENT COMMISSION MEMBERS: Chair Luis Soberon Debra Danburg Raafia Lari Nguyen Stanton Vice-Chair J. Michael Ohueri Secretary Robin Lerner Betsy Greenberg Michael Lovins Mikki Teneyuca Mary Kahle Donna Beth McCormick AGENDA CALL TO ORDER CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL There is no limit on the number of speakers who may speak on agenda items. A maximum of ten persons will be allowed to speak during general citizen communications on non-agenda items. Each person must register to speak prior to the call to order of the meeting. Each speaker who registers to speak will be allowed three minutes to speak. Please also see the “NOTICE Regarding Citizen Communication and Public Testimony” at the end of this agenda. 1. NEW BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Election of a Commission vice chair due to Vice Chair J. Michael Ohueri’s resignation from the Commission. parliamentarian. b. Parliamentarian training available to Chair and Vice Chair and option of electing a c. A working group to review, evaluate, and make recommendations on dollar limits established in Chapter 2-2 (Campaign Finance) in accordance with City Code subsection (A)(5) of Section 2-7-30 (Duties) and to review and make recommendations related to the Campaign Finance Brochure for the 2022 elections. 1 d. The Candidate Forum Working Group for candidate forums for the 2022 city council elections. 2. OLD BUSINESS Discussion and possible action regarding the following: a. Draft Op-Ed by the Working Group on Race, Identity, and Equity b. Draft Commission Statement on Equity, Access, and the Need for Reform by the Working Group on Race, Identity, and Equity c. Working group status reports and/or recommendations on the following. i. Working Group on Sanctions, Procedures, and other Issues (Chair Soberon, Vice- Chair Ohueri, and Commissioners Greenberg, Lerner, and Stanton) on the following subjects: - Commission sanctions including effectiveness, past cases, and - Potential amendments to City Code, Chapter 2-7 (Ethics and Financial recommendations. Disclosure). recommendations. - Commission procedures including effectiveness, past cases, and - Scope of work of the Commission (powers, duties, and obligations), including effectiveness, past cases, and recommendations. - Potential amendments to the Rules of the Ethics …

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