Two members, including commission chairman John Bolger, dissented in the ruling, writing that "the ban on use of public office for a private pecuniary gain for the public official himself or immediate family is at the heart of the Ethics Act."
Street's attorney, Charles Gibbs, took note of the commission's statement that they did not condone the conduct but followed legal precedent in the ruling.
"Despite their hesitation, the fact is, the Ethics Commission did exactly what they were supposed to do," Gibbs said. "That is: Look at the law and determine the facts."
The commission ruled Street did violate part of the ethics act that required him to file a statement of financial interest every year while holding public office. Street did not file that statement in 2006 and 2010.
Street's son, Sharif Street, was a real estate lawyer at the now defunct firm of Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen. Street served on the PHA board from 2004 until 2011, more than three years after his second term as mayor ended.