Articles Tagged With ‘Campaign 2012’

Adam Hill fined $2,500 for campaign violations

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill was fined $2,500 on Thursday for failing to properly maintain campaign records during his 2012 bid for the District 3 seat, according to the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).... (Continue reading)

State audit finds Hill skirting campaign finance law

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An audit conducted by the California Franchise Tax Board has revealed that San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill failed to properly disclose nearly $70,000 in campaign expenditures during his most recent run for office. The California... (Continue reading)

Sacramento County’s unopened ballots

The Sacramento County Elections office announced Thursday that a staffer found 407 uncounted ballots cast in the Nov. 6 election sitting unopened in a sealed bag on a shelf. [SacramentoBee] The employee found the ballots while going through red supply... (Continue reading)

Molnar ran for mayor while moving residence outside Grover Beach

Grover Beach Councilwoman Phyllis Molnar resigned from the city council Thursday following the announcement of a change in her residence to outside the city limits. Molnar unsuccessfully ran for mayor in the November 2012 election as a midterm councilwoman. She... (Continue reading)

Arnold appoints planning commissioner and aide

San Luis Obispo County Supervisor-elect Debbie Arnold has appointed her representative on the Planning Commission and her legislative aide. [Tribune] Arnold, who will be sworn in on January 7, named North County real estate broker Don Campbell to the Planning... (Continue reading)

Half of state’s voters cast mail ballots

More than half of California’s 13.2 million participating voters submitted mail ballots in the recent general election, according to Secretary of State Debra Bowen. (Sacramento Bee) She reported that 51 percent voted through the mails, the most ever in a... (Continue reading)

Jerry Clay seeking another stint on Atascadero council

Atascadero Councilman Jerry Clay, 78, who chose not to run for reelection in November, is now eying the seat to be left vacant in January when Councilman Tom O’Malley takes his position as mayor. With two years left on his... (Continue reading)

Plans afoot for nonprofit campaign transparency

Two California senators are seeking to require more disclosure of nonprofit campaign contributions in the aftermath of a political campaign marked by secret, out-of-state infusions of huge amounts of cash. (Sacramento Bee) Democratic Sens. Ted Lieu and Leland Lee said... (Continue reading)

Governor predicts tax will set example

More states will follow California’s lead in raising taxes for the wealthy, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley. (Sacramento Bee) Voters approved Brown’s Prop. 30 by a wide margin last week. It... (Continue reading)

Dems have Assembly super-majority

A “super-majority” favoring Democrats in the California legislature may be just around the corner, a final decision awaiting late counting of outstanding ballots in two close races. (San Jose Mercury News) Such a one-party rule advantage hasn’t occurred in this... (Continue reading)