Articles Tagged With ‘Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)’


The California Fair Political Practices Commission is a five-member independent, non-partisan commission that has primary responsibility for the impartial and effective administration of the Political Reform Act. The Act regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The Commission’s objectives are to ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process, to promote transparency in government, and to foster public trust in the political system.

The Fair Political Practices Commission Website



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FPPC clears Erik Howell of alleged violation

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The California Fair Political Practices Commission has cleared Pismo Beach Councilman Erik Howell of an alleged violation of state law pertaining to a vote he cast as a member of the California Coastal Commission. A group of Pismo Beach residents... (Continue reading)

Final election results for SLO County

Harry Farmer wins a seat on the Cambria board.

By KAREN VELIE The current president of the Cambria Community Services District Board has been unseated and a purposed transportation tax was defeated, both by slim margins, according to the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorders Office’s final election results... (Continue reading)

SLO County accused of using taxpayer money to push sales tax

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A pair of taxpayers associations have filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) alleging San Luis Obispo County and the county’s regional transportation agency illegally used taxpayer dollars to promote a sales tax initiative on the... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach needs new leadership

Elizabeth Doukas

OPINION by ELIZABETH DOUKAS Last week, the California Fair Political Practices Commission levied fines against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals because of campaign violations that could have swayed the voting public. Mayor Shoals responded in the Tribune saying, “I paid... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach mayor fined for concealing campaign donations

Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals

By KAREN VELIE California’s political watchdog levied a fine against Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals during a hearing on Aug. 18, because he failed to file five campaign reports as required by the government code during his successful bid for... (Continue reading)

Did Grover Beach mayor purposely conceal campaign donations?

Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals committed 52 violations of state campaign finance laws during his 2014 mayoral campaign, according to a complaint filed with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The complaint alleges Shoals’ failure to... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay mayor recuses himself, then lobbies council

Monica and Jamie Irons

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Morro Bay Mayor Jamie Irons removed himself from a vote on housing regulations last week to avoid a financial conflict of interest. However, Irons then lobbied the council both orally and in writing to vote in a... (Continue reading)

Adam Hill won’t address campaign finance irregularities

Supervisor Adam Hill

By CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has responded with insults and claims of harassment to questions about his latest campaign filing report. In his 460 report for the last six months of 2015, Hill reported $2,461.72... (Continue reading)

Should Arroyo Grande judge on appearances?

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OPINION by BEATRICE SPENCER, LEANN AKINS and OTIS PAGE Following is an open letter to the Arroyo Grande City Council: Appearances: The way somebody or something looks or seems to other people. What is the city’s policy on judging appearances... (Continue reading)

Hill won’t address questions; he’s changing addresses

Adam Hill speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a PB Companies project.

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill changed the mailing and work address for a consulting company he works for, the same day he received questions from CalCoastNews about inconsistencies between his financial disclosures and a developer’s... (Continue reading)



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