Governance is the exercise of political authority and the use of institutional resources to manage society's problems and affairs. The Center has explored various functions and limits of state and local government, from the constitutionality of proposed state and local laws to ways to reform the judicial system.
Our most recent reports relating to governance
- LOBBYING FACTSHEETS: At the San Francisco Ethics Commission’s December 2014 meeting, students from UC Hastings’s Public Law and Policy Workgroup presented the Commission with a series of Fact Sheets designed to promote compliance with San Francisco’s recently amended Lobbyist Ordinance. Congratulating Sally Hong (‘15) and Lena Germinario (’16) on an “outstanding presentation,” Ethics Commissioner Peter Keane commented, “Sally and Lena have redesigned, in simple, understandable language, the requirements for lobbyists under San Francisco Ordinances. They took a lot of very arcane, legalistic language and translated it into readily understandable English. This will be an enormous help to the Ethics Commission in the future, since so many of our disciplinary hearings against people alleged to have violated these ordinances result in complaints that the ordinances were not understood because of their complex language.”
The Fact Sheets have been published on the Ethics Commission website, and also are available here: Overview, Registration and Training, Disclosures, Political Contributions, Contacts, and Who is a Lobbyist?
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