The Sunshine Ordinance Task Force promotes transparency and accountability in San Francisco's government, and is intended to ensure and broaden the public’s access to local government guaranteed by state law.
The Sunshine Ordinance, also known as San Francisco Administrative Code Chapter 67, is San Francisco’s open government law. First enacted in 1993 and amended by voters in November 1999 through Proposition G, it is based on the California Public Records Act and the state's open meetings law, known as the Ralph M. Brown Act. It draws additional authority from Article I, Section 3 of the California Constitution.
The 11 members of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force are appointed by the Board of Supervisors, one of which must be nominated by LWVSF.
The Ballot Simplification Committee writes impartial summaries of local ballot measures that are published in the Voter Information Pamphlet sent to all San Francisco voters before each election.
Committee members must be registered voters in San Francisco, understand ballot issues, and have writing skills and experience. The Board of Supervisors appoints three committee members, one of which must be nominated by LWVSF, and the Mayor appoints two members.
The Measure RR Bond Oversight Committee is an independent body that oversees how revenue from the Measure RR bond is spent.
Voters approved Measure RR in November 2016, which authorized BART to issue bonds for $3.5 billion to rebuild BART and established an independent Bond Oversight Committee. The committee provides diligent and public oversight over the bond expenditures, ensures bond proceeds are spent as authorized, and assesses whether funded projects are completed in a timely, cost-effective, and quality manner. It also publishes an annual report about the committee’s activities.
Two committee members must be nominated by LWV of the Bay Area.