November 19, 2014 •
Long Beach, California Council Votes to Roll Back Campaign Restrictions
City Council voted November 18 to remove portions of the city’s Campaign Reform Act. Ordinance 14-0926 allows candidates to deposit large contributions before obtaining donor information and to transfer contributions to other candidates. Both practices are currently allowed by the state, but prohibited by city law.
The ordinance would also adjust contribution limits on January 1 of odd numbered years, rounded to the nearest $100. Currently, limits are adjusted in even numbered years to the nearest $50.
The ordinance takes effect 31 days following approval by Mayor Robert Garcia.
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