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File #: 20-0024    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider Introducing an Ordinance to Prohibit the Use of City Resources for Campaign Activity, Restrict Political Activity in and on City Facilities, Add a CPI Adjustment to the Donation Limit, and Make Campaign Finance Provisions and Definitions Consistent with Changes in State Law (City Attorney Barrow and City Clerk Tamura). INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 20-0006
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. 20-0006
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TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Quinn Barrow, City Attorney
Liza Tamura, City Clerk
Alexandria Latragna, Management Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
Consider Introducing an Ordinance to Prohibit the Use of City Resources for Campaign Activity, Restrict Political Activity in and on City Facilities, Add a CPI Adjustment to the Donation Limit, and Make Campaign Finance Provisions and Definitions Consistent with Changes in State Law (City Attorney Barrow and City Clerk Tamura).
INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 20-0006
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council introduce the attached ordinance to prohibit the use of City resources for campaign activities, restrict political activity in City facilities, add a cost of living adjustment process to the contribution cap, and to conform campaign finance provisions and definitions to state law.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are no fiscal implications associated with the recommended action.

BACKGROUND:
During the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Work Plan discussion, City Council directed staff to develop an election policy to address concerns regarding the use of public resources, City positions or titles, and City facilities for campaign-related activity.

State law and regulations regulate campaign and political activity and the use of public resources. The proposed ordinance is designed to supplement those laws in a manner consistent with those laws to:

* Assure that individuals and interest groups in our society have a fair and equal opportunity to participate in the governmental process
* Maintain an equal playing level, so that persons do not use their status as City officials or former City officials in an effort to take advantage of such status
* Help restore public trust in governmental and electoral institutions and eliminate corruption and the appearance of corruption in City electi...

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