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



SLO developer fined by state ethics watchdog

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County developer has drawn a fine from the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for not identifying himself as a major donor to the election campaign of County Supervisor Caren Ray. The FPPC... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors violate campaign disclosure laws

By KAREN VELIE Two members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors violated the Political Reform Act this year, according to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Developer Gary Grossman donated $1,000 to Adam Hill  the same week... (Continue reading)

Politicians must now divulge payments to bloggers

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN California’s political watchdog initiated a new rule this week requiring politicians to disclose payments made to people or companies receiving remuneration to blog positively about them, or negatively about their opponents. The rule likely... (Continue reading)

Anonymous campaign bloggers targeted

A plan to simplify identification of bloggers and social media whose posts are paid for by campaigns will be considered by a state watchdog agency next month. (Sacramento Bee) The proposed regulation by the Fair Political Practices Commission was set... (Continue reading)

Dalidio ranch in escrow

By KAREN VELIE Ernie Dalidio abandoned his plan to create a 131-acre mixed-use-development on his land adjacent to Highway 101 near Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo, and put the property up for sale. The property, listed at $19,750,000, is... (Continue reading)

State Democrats file FPPC complaint on Maldonado

California Democrats requested Wednesday that the California Fair Political Practices Commission investigate whether Republican Congressional candidate Abel Maldonado violated state law by not disclosing two campaign fundraisers in 2007 [McClatchy]. The California Democratic Party complaint attempts to link Maldonado’s tax... (Continue reading)

Democratic Party withholds SLO mayor endorsement

The San Luis Obispo Democratic Party voted not to endorse Mayor Jan Marx in her bid for another term on the city council. The local Democratic Party’s election committee has endorsed Marx in past elections. However, issues over a contentious... (Continue reading)

Blogs needn’t report campaign pay

Bloggers receiving political campaign money won’t be required to report that to state elections officials, at least for now. [Sacramento Bee] The chairwoman of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) announced last month her intention to initiate a mandatory disclosure... (Continue reading)

Public officials warned of conflict of interest

City officials throughout San Luis Obispo County regularly vote to appoint themselves to local boards that pay stipends to attend meetings, a practice that a Fair Political Practices Commission staffer says violates conflict-of-interest-laws. [LATimes] Statewide, city council members and mayors... (Continue reading)

Marx’s own emails belie prior claims

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx, by her own admission in a series of emails, was a key player in an illegal campaign aimed at torpedoing a development project proposed by rancher Ernie Dalidio... (Continue reading)