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The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) held its November meeting, approving many changes for 2023. The FPPC raised the annual gift limit to $590 and clarified the phrase “arrange for the making of a gift.” The FPPC also expanded […]

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Voters have approved Proposition H. Proposition H changes city elections to even-numbered years. The Mayor, Sheriff, District Attorney, City Attorney, and Treasurer will have their terms end on January 8, 2025, rather than in 2024 to accommodate for the new […]

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October 26, 2022  •  

Los Angeles Special Election Announced

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City Council approved a special election to fill the empty District 6 seat on April 4, 2023, with a runoff taking place June 27 if necessary. The election follows Nury Martinez’s resignation after a leaked conversation about redistricting was made […]

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Anaheim City Council has voted to modify the city’s Sunshine Ordinance in response to the Angels Stadium corruption case. The change mandates city employees must retain emails on their server for at least two years. The new ordinance makes certain […]

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October 17, 2022  •  

Gov. Newsom to Call Special Session

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he plans to call a special legislative session on December 5 to tackle California’s escalating gas prices. Currently, California’s average gas price is consistently over $2 more than the national average. Newsom has requested the […]

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October 5, 2022  •  

California Passes Pay to Play Changes

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 1439, expanding pay-to-play regulations. The prohibition on agency officials accepting a contribution of more than $250 during and following a proceeding involving a license, permit, or other entitlement for use is extended by […]

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September 1, 2022  •  

California Legislature Adjourns

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The California State Legislature has adjourned for the year, but not before passing several bills concerning lobbying, campaign finance, and procurement in the twilight hours of the session. Among the bills currently awaiting signature by Gov. Gavin Newsom are Senate […]

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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) of California voted to allow contributions to political candidates in cryptocurrency. Until now, contributions made in cryptocurrency were banned under all circumstances. Under the new regulation, the contribution must immediately be converted into dollars […]

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Santa Ana city council unanimously passed the first reading of a new lobbyist registration ordinance, outlining who must register, when reports are required, and the penalties for failing to follow the rules laid out in the ordinance. The ordinance defines […]

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San Francisco voters have approved a ballot proposition prohibiting behested payments from contractors with contracts approved by the Board of Supervisors. Proposition E also allows the city’s behested payment law to be amended if the city’s Ethics Commission and two-thirds […]

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Patricia Guerro has been sworn in as one of the seven judges on the bench of the California Supreme Court. Gov. Newsom appointed Guerro to the court after Justice Mariano-Florentine resigned to become president of the Carnegie Endowment for International […]

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The San Francisco Ethics Commission will hold a special remote meeting Friday, February 25, at 10 a.m. to discuss proposed amendments to the city’s gift and ethics laws. The meeting will focus on amendments to expand the definition of who […]

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February 8, 2022  •  

California Special Election Announced

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Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke announced she is resigning as the representative of California’s District 62. Burke cited the need to spend more time with her family as the reason for her departure. Gov. Newsom declared the special election for the […]

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Oakland has raised political contribution and expenditure limits. Candidates who adopt the voluntary expenditure ceiling may accept contributions up to $900 from individuals and businesses, and up to $1,800 from qualified board-based political committees per election cycle. Candidates who do […]

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