September 16, 2014 •
Orange County, California Board Still Hoping for FPPC Help
The Board of Supervisors remains in disagreement with 2013-2014 grand jury reports calling for a county ethics commission. The board remains committed to a proposal to employ the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for monitoring and enforcement of county ethics laws. Although the FPPC proposal will appear on county ballots in November, the FPPC will lack the authority to contract with the county even if the proposal passes.
Senate Bill 1226 was introduced in the California Legislature to allow the FPPC to contract with counties, but was eventually amended and passed as a veterans licensing bill. The June grand jury report and the board’s proposed response is available here.
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