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The city council of San Diego voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance providing tighter restrictions on the handling of confidential documents by council members. Following a breach and subsequent criminal probe for information provided to investors by a council member […]

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City of San Diego voters approved Measure L to limit lobbying and campaign activities of elected city officers. The measure increases the restriction on lobbying by former city officials from one to two years. The measure also eliminates the city […]

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The San Diego City Council voted to amend the Election Campaign Control Ordinance to make changes recommended by the Ethics Commission. Among the amendments are provisions to eliminate the third pre-election filing for primarily formed recipient committees and extend the […]

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The San Diego Ethics Commission released a draft of proposed amendments to San Diego’s Election Campaign Control Ordinance. The proposed changes would extend the one-year pre-election fundraising time period to January 1 of odd-numbered years and eliminate the third pre-election […]

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September 17, 2015  •  

San Diego, CA Raises Lobbyist Fees

On September 15, the San Diego, California City Council voted unanimously to raise the registration fees for lobbyists. The new ordinance, which was approved by the Budget Committee in July, increases the annual registration from $40 to $150. Annual registration […]

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On September 15, the San Diego, California City Council will consider raising registration fees for lobbyists. The proposal, which was approved by the Budget Committee in July, increases the annual registration from $40 to $150. Annual registration fees paid by […]

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The City of San Diego Ethics Commission has proposed amendments to the city’s campaign finance laws related to the disclosure requirements applicable to referendum and initiative petitions. The proposed amendments would require additional campaign disclosures of committees supporting or opposing […]

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The San Diego City Council Budget Committee approved a proposal to increase lobbyist registration fees. Under the proposal, the fees will increase from $40 to $150. Annual registration fees paid by clients who hire lobbyists would also increase from $15 […]

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The Ethics Commission will be considering a number of proposed amendments to the city’s Election Campaign Control Ordinance (ECCO) and Lobbying Ordinance at a meeting on May 14, 2015. The proposed changes to ECCO involve non-substantive amendments to several definitions […]

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The Office of the City Clerk will make a presentation at the next meeting of the Ethics Commission to advocate for increased lobbyist registration fees and electronic payment of those fees. The clerk’s office published a report concluding the city […]

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City Council unanimously adopted new campaign contribution rules to monitor independent and primarily formed committees. Ordinance 2015-37 requires earlier disclosure of large contributors and restricts the ability of a committee to reproduce and distribute campaign advertisements used by a candidate. […]

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