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FPPC Takes A Step Backwards On Ethics


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.

Mission Viejo Recall Committee Supporters Receive FPPC Warning Letters


The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has issued warning letters to two supporters of the 2010 Recall campaign targeting former Mayor Lance MacLean. The letters indicate reporting violations regarding the failure to file timely and accurate expenditure information by the campaign, and the failure of a major donor to file required disclosures.

Two Watchdog Agencies Give Former Durkee Victims Some Wiggle Room

The LA Daily News reported today that victimized former clients of political treasurer Kindee Durkee are getting some leeway as they resolve their accounts. According to the paper, the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission issued advice letters Thursday granting additional time for those candidates who lost money…

FPPC will be investigating complaint against Alvarez and Sarmiento


This morning I received confirmation that the FPPC will be investigating the complaints filed last week alleging that Santa Ana Council members Claudia Alvarez and Vince Sarmiento violated state conflict of interest rules when they voted on their appointments to outside boards which receive compensation. As I reported previously, Alvarez’s appointment to the Orange County…