June 2, 2014 •
San Francisco Ethics Commission to Ignore Aggregate Contribution Limits
The Ethics Commission adopted a resolution stating it will not enforce the aggregate limit on contributions to city candidates in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
The San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code imposes an aggregate limit of $500 multiplied by the number of city elective offices to be voted on in the election. The McCutcheon decision found federal aggregate limits to be a violation of constitutional free speech.
The city’s $500 limit on contributions from an individual to a single city candidate remains in full force.
The resolution is available here.
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