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Subject: A Grossman vs SF Ethics Sunshine Enforcement Lawsuit Settled: $24,900 F
ees Paid: John St. Croix Has NEVER Taken Sunshine Ordinance Training
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Subject: Grossman vs SF Ethics lawsuit settled - $24,900 fees paid by city
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PUBLIC INFORMATION -- Open Government advocate Allen Grossman has dismisse d his lawsuit against the San Francisco Ethics Commission and its Executive Dire ctor, John St. Croix, after they provided him with all withheld public records a bout the Commission's dismissal of 14 complaints referred from the city's Sunshi ne Ordinance Task Force.
Under the parties\ue000 settlement agreement\ue000under which the Commission also paid G
rosssman's legal fees of $24,900\ue000it expressly assured him that it was releasing al
l it had, and not withholding any information on the basis of a claimed exemptio
n from the
Grossman said the settlement represented "a complete reversal of the Ethic
s Commission\ue000s assertion of exemptions for its investigative records related to op
en government cases and now opens to the public all such future Ethics Commissio
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