The Ordinance

San Francisco has the oldest and strongest local Sunshine Ordinance in the nation. But it has loopholes: it’s too easy for people in City Hall to skate on violations and it’s too easy for city officials to sabotage the Sunshine Ordinance and the work of the city’s open-government watchdog commission, the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force.

San Franciscans for Sunshine has drafted an initiative to strengthen the city’s open-meeting and public-records law, the Sunshine Ordinance. San Franciscans for Sunshine is working diligently to place those amendments onto the local ballot.

Sunshine Ordinance Information

San Francisco Government Sunshine Ordinance

Sunshine Ordinance Amendments Information (last updated 2016)

Sunshine Ordinance Amendments
Key Proposed Amendments
Summary of Changes