As part of legislation passed by the Board of Supervisor establishing IT policy for the City and County of San Francisco, the Department of technology is recruiting individuals from the public who are residents of San Francisco to fill two (2) newly created, non-voting vacancies on the Committee Of Information Technology (COIT). These individuals cannot be employees of the City and County of San Francisco and shall have expertise in fields of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) innovation and advances, emerging ICT applications, and public policy issues related to ICT.
CONFLICTS OF INTEREST UNDER GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 1090
California Government Code section 1090 prohibits public officials from being financially interested in a contract made by them or by the boards or commissions of which they are members. In some circumstances, the conflicted official's recusal from the decision will not cure the conflict. Contracts made under such circumstances are void, and violation of section 1090 may subject a public official to severe sanctions.
For more information please visit: http://www.sfethics.org/files/gov_ethics_man.pdf
COIT consists of a central committee, staffed by representatives of the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and Departments whose purpose is to provide the necessary technology policy, procedures, and oversight to ensure that the City meets its goals and objectives.
There are three (3) Sub-Committees, staffed by technical, financial, and administrative representatives of small and large, enterprise and general-funded Departments, provide the planning, budgeting, architecting, quality oversight, and resource functions. The subcommittees provide this information and advice to the central committee who approve their work.
Roles and Responsibilities
The governing body of the Committee on Information Technology (COIT) is responsible for:
- Advising the Mayor and Board of Supervisors on technology matters,
- Setting overall technology direction for the City and departments,
- Making policy decisions,
- Establishing long range plans,
- Monitoring compliance with financial and legal requirements,
- Insuring the goals and programs of the COIT remain faithful to its mission,
- Insuring that adequate financial resources are secured to carry out the work of the City, and
- Enhancing the public image of the City.