In a 3-2 vote, the Fair Political Practices Commission passed a rule that will exempt city council members from conflict-of interest regulations that prohibited them from voting on their own appointments to paid boards and commissions.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
On February 2, 2012, the FPPC released their investigation findings regarding a complaint filed against Councilwoman Alvarez. Their investigation confirmed that Alvarez did violate a provision the Political Reform Act.
by Chris Prevatt • • 6 Comments
On February 1, 2012, the FPPC released their investigation findings regarding a complaint filed against Councilman Sarmiento. Their investigation confirmed that Mr. Sarmiento did violate a provision the Political Reform Act.
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Santa Ana City Councilwoman Michele Martinez had a rough day on Thursday after being overheard talking about Independent Expenditures she had presonally secured from the Pala Indian Tribe for her struggling Assembly campaign. Her comments serve as a bullet and her mouth the smoking gun.
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Earlier this year Councilwoman Kris Murray voted on a contractor’s report from the Willdan Group, her employer, FPPC regulations make it illegal for an elected official to vote on matters which have a financial impact on their personal interests. The law is crystal clear on the matter, you cannot vote on anything that involves your employer.