November 23, 2020 •
San Luis Obispo County Adopts Campaign Contribution Limits
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 on Friday to set campaign contribution limits at $25,000.
Hundreds of community members called in asking the county go with the forthcoming state limit of $4,700.
Opponents of the $25,000 ceiling voiced concerns the higher limit would lead to corruption.
Others argued the county should not make a decision until a replacement for deceased Supervisor Adam Hill is seated.
Last year, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation limiting campaign contributions to local candidates to $4,700 in cities and counties not having their own contribution limits.
Those limits go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.
The $25,000 limit will apply to candidates for 10 county offices, including the five supervisors, the district attorney, and the sheriff.
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