Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas faces a $21,000 fine from the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for failing to publicly report more than $190,000 he solicited for a charity he heads, according to the FPPC board meeting agenda released Monday.
The donations were made in 2016 at Rackauckas’ request to the office’s nonprofit, the Orange County Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (OC GRIP). He filed the reports more than six months after the deadline.
The group Fullerton Taxpayers for Reform will be fined $2,500 by the state’s ethics watchdog for distributing 500 campaign signs during the June 2016 primary election that failed to include proper funding disclosures.
City council members Tuesday did away with the policy, which had been in place for more than a decade, in response to a spate of ethics complaints filed against city officials in the run-up to last year’s election.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission is fining the campaign committee behind a ballot measure for a county ethics commission because it failed to disclose funding of a robocall call featuring Supervisor Todd Spitzer.
The state Fair Political Practices Commission determined that Solorio, a lobbyist and Santa Ana City Council Candidate, broke the law by using campaign funds on an apartment he is renting for personal use.
Officials with the Fair Political Practices Commission will investigate allegations that Jose Solorio, who is running for the Ward 3 seat on the Santa Ana City Council, violated state law through the arrangement.
Santa Ana City Council candidate Jose Solorio says he personally paid $2,880 to his campaign to reimburse what was spent on his apartment, following a Voice of OC report that the arrangement could violate state law.
Miguel Pulido is now more than a week late in filing his state-mandated campaign disclosures and remains the only city council candidate who has yet to file. The mayor has a checkered history when it comes to financial disclosures.