December 9, 2013 •
Los Angeles, California Keeps Gift Limit at $100
City Council President Herb Wesson abandoned a plan to increase the value of gifts lawmakers can accept from companies seeking city contracts, opting to leave the amount unchanged at $100.
In October, City Council instructed the city’s lawyers to draft an ordinance increasing the gift limit to $150, despite a recommendation by the Ethics Commission to prohibit most gifts of any value.
The city’s ethics law will continue to bar lobbyists from giving gifts to elected officials and other high-level decision makers.
Those who do not have business before the city will continue to be permitted to give gifts to elected officials within the state limit of $440 per year. –
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