January 13, 2016 •
San Francisco Ethics Commission to Consider Closing Pay-to-Play Loophole
A 2014 Superior Court decision is being reviewed by the San Francisco Ethics Commission. Critics of the decision argue it created a loophole wherein money a candidate raised via a general purpose committee can be used to elect or defeat candidates for other offices.
Further, the decision allows candidates and officeholders to skirt contribution limits and raise money from sources that would otherwise be prohibited.
The San Francisco Ethics Commission is being urged to consider regulations that would prevent candidates from circumventing the rules.
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