February 2013 Agenda

    NOTICE AND AGENDA

    Commission Meeting

     

    California Fair Political Practices Commission

    428 J Street, Suite 800

    Sacramento, CA 95814


    Thursday, February 28, 2013

    10:00 A.M.

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    Under Government Code section 11123(a), all meetings of a state body are open and public, and all persons are permitted to attend any meeting of a state body, except as otherwise provided in that article. The section further states that the portion of the teleconferenced meeting that is required to be open to the public must be audible to the public at the location specified in the notice of the meeting. The Commission may take action on any item listed on this agenda.

    This meeting of the Commission will include teleconference participation by Commissioner Garrett. The teleconference location, in addition to the address above is:

    University of Southern California

    3551 Trousdale Parkway

    Bovard Administration Building, Room 102

    Los Angeles, CA 90089

    Welcome

    Ann M. Ravel, FPPC Chair

    1. Public Comment

    This portion of the meeting is reserved for comment on items not on the agenda. Under the Bagley-Keene Act, the Commission cannot act on items raised during public comment, but may respond briefly to statements made or questions posed; request clarification; or refer the item to staff.

    Comment Letter - Charles H. Bell, Jr., Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP (item 41)

    2. Approval of December 2012 Commission Meeting Minutes

    3-37 Enforcement - Consent Calendar

    Conflict of Interest

    3. In the Matter of Manuel Lopez, FPPC No. 12/540. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Neal Bucknell and Special Investigator Michael Beavers. Respondent, Manuel Lopez (“Respondent Lopez”), was the Deputy Director of the Administrative Services Division of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. In this capacity, Respondent Lopez implemented a prohibited leave buy back program and cashed out approximately 524 hours of his own leave time for payment in the approximate amount of $28,647. This amounted to making governmental decisions in which Respondent Lopez knew he had a financial interest in violation of Government Code Section 87100 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $7,000.

    Lopez - Stip

    4. In the Matter of Randy Mark, FPPC No. 12/101. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Neal Bucknell and Special Investigator Janet Seely. Respondent, Randy Mark (“Respondent Mark”), was the Chief District Operator for the Grizzly Lake Community Services District (“District”). In this capacity, covering the period June 2010, through January 2011, Respondent Mark signed or initialed dozens of equipment rental contracts between his wife’s business and the District. This amounted to participation in making a series of governmental decisions in which he had a financial interest in violation of Government Code Section 87100 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty:$4,000.

    Mark - Stip

    5. In the Matter of Chris Carlotti, FPPC No. 11/096. Staff: Commission Counsel Milad Dalju and Special Investigator Janet Seely. Respondent, Chris Carlotti (“Respondent Carlotti”), in his capacity as an employee of the Department of Water Resources, participated in nine governmental decisions in which he knew or had reason to know he had a financial interest in violation of Government Code Section 87100 (1 count). Specifically, Respondent Carlotti participated in nine governmental decisions involving potential contracts, totaling $7,028.25, with a vendor within 12 months ofreceiving $1,050 in gifts from that vendor. Total Proposed Penalty: $3,000.

    Carlotti - Stip

    Campaign Reporting

    6. In the Matter of League of California Cities CITIPAC aka League of CaliforniaCities CITIPAC, Supporting Proposition 22 and Dan Harrison, FPPC No. 12/727. Staff: Commission Counsel Dave Bainbridge and Program Specialist Bill Marland. Respondent, League of California Cities CITIPAC (formerly League of California Cities CITIPAC, Supporting Proposition 22) (“Respondent Committee”), is a general purpose committee that was a primarily formed committee supporting Proposition 22 on the 2010 General Election. Respondent, Dan Harrison, was, at all times relevant to this case, the Treasurer for Respondent Committee. Prior to the 2010 General Election, Respondents failed to timely report contributions on Late Contribution Reports in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (2 counts), failed to report contributions received on Election Cycle Reports in violation of Government Code Section 85309, subdivision (b) (2 counts), failed to report a contribution of $5,000 or more in violation of Government Code Section 85309, subdivision (d) (1 count), failed to timely report contributions received on their Preelection Statement covering the period October 1, 2010, through October 16,2010, in violation of Government Code Sections 84211 and 84200.7, subdivision (b)(1 count), and received cash contributions of $100 or more in violation of Government Code Section 84300, subdivision (a) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $14,000.

    League of CA Cities CITIPAC - Stip

    7. In the Matter of Kern County Young Republicans Voting Guide, Kern County Young Republicans PAC, and Bryan Williams, FPPC No. 10/1095. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Neal Bucknell and Program Specialist Grant Beauchamp. Respondent, Kern County Young Republicans Voting Guide (“RespondentKCYRVG”), is a slate mailer organization. Respondent, Kern County Young Republicans PAC (“Respondent KCYRPAC”), is a state general purpose recipient committee sponsored by the Kern County Young Republicans. Respondent, Bryan Williams (“Respondent Williams”), was the Treasurer for both entities. For the reporting period ending May 22, 2010, Respondents KCYRVG and Williams failed to timely report subvendor information for disbursements totaling approximately $27,020 in violation of Government Code Section 84219, subdivision (h)(5) (1 count). Also, on or about June 3, 2010, Respondent KCYRPAC made an independent expenditure in the approximate amount of $5,978, but Respondents KCYRPAC and Williams failed to report the expenditure by filing a late independent expenditure report within 24 hours in violation of Government Code Section 84204 (1 count). Additionally, Respondents KCYRPAC and Williams were required to disclose the candidate who received the benefit of the foregoing independent expenditure on a semi-annual campaign statement that was filed for the period ending June 30, 2010, but failed to do so in violation of Government Code Section 84211, subdivision (k)(5)(1 count). Also, during the reporting period ending June 30, 2010, Respondent KCYRVG produced and sent a slate mailer supporting various candidates, but Respondents KCYRVG and Williams failed to report required information about several of the candidates who did not pay for the support of the slate mailer in violation of Government Code Section 84219, subdivision (e) (1 count). Additionally, on or about October 29, 2010, Respondent KCYRPAC made an independent expenditure in the approximate amount of $13,604, but Respondents KCYRPAC and Williams failed to report the expenditure by filing a late independent expenditure report within 24 hours in violation of Government Code Section 84204 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $11,000.

    Kern County Young Republicans - Stip

    8. In the Matter of Santa Barbara County Lincoln Club and Cory Bantilan, FPPCNo. 12/063. Staff: Commission Counsel Dave Bainbridge. Respondents, Santa Barbara County Lincoln Club, a general purpose recipient committee and its Treasurer Cory Bantilan, failed to timely file semi-annual campaign statements covering the periods January 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011, due August 1, 2011, July 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, due January 31, 2012, and January 1,2012, through June 30, 2012, due July 31, 2012, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, subdivision (a) and 84605, subdivision (a) (3 counts). This is the second time the FPPC has brought an enforcement action against Respondents for failing to file semi-annual campaign statements. Total Proposed Penalty: $6,000.

    Santa Barbara County Lincoln Club - Stip

    9. In the Matter of George Eads and Committee to Elect George Eads MarinaCoast Water District November 2, 2010, FPPC No. 10/930 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Dave Bainbridge and Special Investigator Leon Nurse-Williams. Respondent, George Eads (“Respondent Eads”), ran for adirector seat on the Marina Coast Water District in 2010. Respondent, Committee to Elect George Eads Marina Coast Water District November 2, 2010, was his campaign committee. During the course of the campaign, Respondents sent out three mass mailers that did not list the street address and city of Respondents in violation of Government Code Section 84305, subdivision (a) (1 count). Respondents also failed to establish a campaign bank account and Respondent Eads deposited campaign contributions and made campaign expenditures from his personal bank account in violation of Government Code Section 85201 (1 count). Additionally, Respondents failed to maintain detailed accounts, records, bills, and receipts necessary to prepare campaign statements and to establish campaign statementswere properly filed in violation of Government Code Section 84104 and Code of Regulations, Title 2, Section 18401 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $5,500.

    Eads - Default Decision

    10. In the Matter of Californian’s Against Corrupt Politicians and Alex Sanchez, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/193. Staff: Commission Counsel Milad Dalju and Special Investigator Beatrice Moore. Respondents, Californian’s Against Corrupt Politicians, a city general purpose committee, and its Treasurer, Alex Sanchez, failed to timely file a preelection statement covering the period February 26, 2012, through March 24, 2012, due March 29, 2012, with the La Puente City Clerk in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,000.

    Californians Agains Corrupt Politicians - Stip

    11. In the Matter of Mick Gleason for Supervisor 2012, Mick Gleason, and Solomon Rajaratnam, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/643. Staff: Commission Counsel Milad Daljuand Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill. Respondents, Mick Gleason, hiscandidate controlled committee Mick Gleason for Supervisor 2012, and thecommittee’s Treasurer Solomon Rajaratnam, failed to timely report twelve subvendorpayments, totaling $31,848.56, made between March 18, 2012, and June 30, 2012,in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5, subdivision (b), 84211,subdivision (k)(6), and 84303 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,000.

    Gleason - Stip

    12. In the Matter of Damon J. Dunn, Damon J. Dunn for Secretary of State 2010 committee, and Kelly Lawler, FPPC No. 12/558. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Galena West and Program Specialist Luz Bonetti. Respondent, Damon J. Dunn, was an unsuccessful candidate for Secretary of State in the November 2, 2010 General Election. Respondent, Damon J. Dunn for Secretary of State 2010, was his candidate-controlled recipient committee. Respondent, Kelly Lawler, served as the committee Treasurer. In this matter, Respondents failed to timely report subvendor information for payments totaling approximately $231,804, on a semi-annual campaign statement filed for the reporting period ending December 31, 2010, in violation of Government Code Sections 84211, subdivision (k), and 84303 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,250.

    Dunn - Stip

    13. In the Matter of Kim DeSerpa, Friends of Kim DeSerpa for PVUSD School Board 2010, and Kim DeSerpa, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/977. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Respondent, Kim DeSerpa, as a candidate for, and officeholder of, Santa Cruz County’s Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board failed to timely file the semi-annual campaign statement covering the period January 1, 2012, through June 30, 2012, due July 31, 2012, with the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    DeSerpa - Stip

    14. In the Matter of Escondido Secondary Teachers Association and Liz Granatowski, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/836. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Respondents, Escondido Secondary Teachers Association and its Treasurer, Liz Granatowski, failed to timely file the semi-annual campaign statement covering the period January 1, 2012, through June 30, 2012, due July 31,2012, with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Escondido Secondary Teachers Association - Stip

    15. In the Matter of Matthew Herold, Herold for Assembly 2012, and Matthew Herold, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/981. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Respondent, Matthew Herold, as a candidate for California State Assembly in 2012 failed to timely file the Form 460 campaign statement covering the periods July 31, 2012, through September 30, 2012, due October 5, 2012, and October 1, 2012, through October 20, 2012, due October 25, 2012, with both the Secretary of State and the San Diego County Registrar of Voters in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $800.

    Herold - Stip

    16. In the Matter of Jack DeLiddo for Ripon School Board, Jack DeLiddo, and Jayme Curtiss, FPPC No. 11/330. Staff: Commission Counsel Dave Bainbridge. Respondent, Jack DeLiddo, was elected to a four-year term on the Ripon Unified Board in 2008. Respondent, Jack DeLiddo for Ripon School Board, was his campaign committee and Respondent, Jayme Curtiss, was the treasurer for the campaign committee. Respondents failed to timely file semi-annual campaign statements covering the periods January 1, 2009, through June 30, 2009, due July 31, 2009, July 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009, due February 1, 2010, January 1, 2010, through June 30, 2010, due August 2, 2010, and July 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, due January 31, 2011, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (4 counts). Total proposed penalty: $800.

    DeLiddo - Stip

    17. In the Matter of James M. Kelly, Jim Kelly for Grossmont Union High School Board for 2010, and James M. Kelly, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/825. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Respondent, James M. Kelly, as a candidate and officeholder for member of San Diego County’s Grossmont Union High School Board failed to timely file the semi-annual campaign statement covering the period January 1, 2012, through June 30, 2012, due July 31, 2012, with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Kelly - Stip

    18. In the Matter of Irella Perez for School Board; Irella Perez, FPPC No.12/746. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill. Respondent, Irella Perez for School Board, a committee controlled by candidate Irella Perez, failed to file the semi-annual as a semi-annual campaign statement covering the period January 1, 2012, through June 30, 2012, due July 31, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total proposed penalty: $200.

    Perez - Stip

    19. In the Matter of Gonzalves for Merced Irrigation District; Kevin Gonzalves and Jennifer Bohl, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/871. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill. Respondents, Gonzalves for Merced Irrigation District, a committee controlled by candidate Kevin Gonzalves and its Treasurer Jennifer Bohl, failed to file the Form 460 as a pre-election campaign statement covering the period October 1,2012, through October 20, 2012, due October 25, 2012, in connection with the November 6, 2012 election with the County of Merced in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total proposed penalty: $200.

    Gonzalves - Stip

    20. In the Matter of San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee and Tom Hsieh, Treasurer, FPPC No. 10/125. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Respondent, San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, a state general purpose committee, and its Treasurer Tom Hsieh, failed to file paper and electronic semi-annual campaign statements in a timely manner for the period covering August 16, 2009, through October 3, 2009, due October 22, 2009, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200 and 84605 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee - Stip

    21. In the Matter of Pacific Western Bank, FPPC No. 13/056. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Respondent, Pacific Western Bank, as a state major donor committee, failed to timely file the Form 461 campaign statement covering the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, due January 31, 2011, with the Secretary of State in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Pacific Western Bank - Stip

    22. In the Matter of Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club and Christopher Duvali, FPPC No. 12/239. Staff: Commission Counsel Zachary Norton. Respondents, Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club, a state general purpose committee, and its Treasurer Christopher Duvali, failed to file, in paper format, a semi-annual campaign statement covering the period July 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, due January 31, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 84200, subdivision (a) (1 count) and failed to file, in electronic format, a semi-annual campaign statement for the period July 1,2011, through December 31, 2011, due January 31, 2012, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, subdivision (a) and 84605, subdivision (a) (1 count). TotalProposed Penalty: $400.

    Humphrey Democratic Club - Stip

    Lobbying Reporting

    23. In the Matter of AltaMed Health Services Corporation, FPPC No.12/878. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton. Respondent, AltaMed Health Services Corporation (“Respondent AltaMed”), located in Los Angeles, CA, is a California lobbyist employer under the Political Reform Act. Respondent AltaMed timely filed quarterly lobbyist employer reports covering the period July 1, 2010, through September 30, 2012. In this matter, Respondent AltaMed failed to disclose a reportable activity expense, namely, the salary of an employee who was also a state candidate, during each of the applicable reporting periods in calendar years 2010, 2011, and 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 86116, subdivision (f) (3counts). Total proposed penalty: $3,000.

    AltaMed Health Services - Stip

    24. In the Matter of Michael Endicott, FPPC No. 11/639 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Milad Dalju. Respondent, Michael Endicott, a lobbyist and the responsible officer for the lobbying firm that bears his name, failed to file a quarterly lobbying firm report for each of the seven reporting periods covering October 1,2010, through June 30, 2012, with the Secretary of State in violation of Government Code Sections 86114 and 86118 (7 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $24,500.

    Endicott - Default Decision

    25. In the Matter of Harbor Trucking Association, FPPC No. 12/833. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Respondent, Harbor Trucking Association, failed to timely file the Lobbyist Employer Report Form 635 covering the periods October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, due January 31, 2012, and January 1,2012, through March 31, 2012, due April 30, 2012, with the Secretary of State in violation of Government Code Section 86116 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Harbor Truckig Association - Stip

    Statement of Economic Interest – Non-Reporting

    26. In the Matter of Cortez Quinn, FPPC No. 12/295 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Zachary Norton and Special Investigator Janet Seely. Respondent, Cortez Quinn (“Respondent Quinn”), has been a California Assembly District Director at all times relevant to the complaint and an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Twin Rivers School District since 2007. As a District Director with the California State Assembly, Respondent Quinn failed to disclose a gift of $4,000 and loans totaling approximately $2,064 from Sherilene Chycoski on the 2010 Annual Statement of Economic Interests covering the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, due April 1, 2011, in violation of Government Code Sections 87300, 87302, and 87207, subdivision (a) (1 count), failed to disclose loans totaling approximately $48,943.49 from Sherilene Chycoskion the 2011 Annual Statement of Economic Interests covering the period January 1,2011, through December 31, 2011, due April 2, 2012, in violation of Government Code Sections 87300 and 87207, subdivision (a) (1 count), and accepted a gift from Sherilene Chycoski in the amount of $4,000, which exceeded the $420 gift limit inviolation of Government Code Sections 89503, subdivision (c) (1 count). As a member of the Board of Directors for the Twin Rivers School District, covering the period December, 2010 through April, 2011, Respondent Quinn received personal loans totaling $16,007.49 from an employee of the Twin Rivers School District in violation of Government Code Section 87460, subdivision (a) (1 count), and on or about February 24, 2011, Respondent Quinn received a personal loan totaling $35,000 from an employee of the Twin Rivers School District in violation of Government Code Section 87460, subdivision (a) (1 count). Total ProposedPenalty: $14,000.

    Quinn - Default Decision

    Statement of Economic Interests – Non-Filer

    27. In the Matter of Michael Morgan, FPPC No. 11/933. (Default Decision) Staff: Commission Counsel Bridgette Castillo and Special Investigator Leon Nurse-Williams. At all relevant times, Respondent, Michael Morgan (“Respondent Morgan”), was a member of the City Council in the City of Trinidad. As a member of the Trinidad City Council, Respondent Morgan was required to file an Annual Statement of Economic Interests for the 2010 calendar year. In this matter, Respondent Morgan failed to timely file the 2010 Annual Statement of Economic Interests covering the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, due April 1, 2011, in violation of Government Code Sections 87200 and 87203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty:$1,500.

    Morgan - Default Decision

    28. In the Matter of Khaim Morton, FPPC No. 12/934. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Respondent, Khaim Morton, as an Assistant Consultant for the California State Senate, failed to timely file the 2011 Annual Statement of Economic Interests covering the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, due April 2, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Morton - Stip

    29. In the Matter of Kenneth King, FPPC No. 13/0018. Staff: Legal Analyst Tracey Frazier, Law Clerk Jamie Kuryllo. Respondent, Kenneth King, a member of the Marin County Service Area Advisory Board, failed to timely file the 2011 Annual Statement of Economic Interests covering the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, due April 2, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    King - Stip

    30. In the Matter of Patricia Cantrall, FPPC No. 11/1005. Staff: Commission Counsel Dave Bainbridge and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Respondent, Patricia Cantrall (“Respondent Cantrall”), was a County Supervisor in the County of Modoc and also served on the Northeast Plateau Air Basin Pollution Control District. Respondent Cantrall failed to file the 2010 Annual Statement of Economic Interests covering the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010, due April 1, 2011, in connection with her position with the Northeast Plateau Air Basin Pollution Control District in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). TotalProposed Penalty: $200.

    Cantrall - Stip

    31. In the Matter of Jake Sloan, FPPC No. 12/630. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Respondent, Jake Sloan, as a Planning Commissioner for the County of Contra Costa Planning Commission, failed to timely file the 2011 Annual Statement of Economic Interests covering the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011, due April 2, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Sloan - Stip

    32. In the Matter of Chris Welsh, FPPC No. 12/552. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Respondent, Chris Welsh, Orange County Airport Commissioner, failed to timely file the 2011 Annual Statement of Economic Interests covering the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, due April 2, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Welsh - Stip

    Mass Mailing

    33. In the Matter of San Jose Reform Committee Supporting Rose Herrera, FPPC No. 12/760. Staff: Commission Counsel Bridgette Castillo and Special Investigator Simon Russell. Respondent, San Jose Reform Committee Supporting Rose Herrera for City Council 2012 (“Respondent Committee”), formed primarily to support Rose Herrera on September 20, 2012. In this matter, Respondent Committee made independent expenditures which caused mass mailings to be sent in support of Rose Herrera for City Council and in opposition of her opponent, Jimmy Nguyen, all of which failed to display a top contributor of $50,000 or more during the 12 month period prior to the expenditures, from the San Jose Fiscal Reforms, Mayor Reed, Chamber PAC and Issues Mobilization PAC Proponents in violation of Government Code Section 84506 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,500.

    San Jose Reform Committee - Stip

    Late Contribution Reports

    34. In the Matter of California League of Conservation Voters State Committee and Michael Hawk, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/725. Staff: Program Specialist Bill Marland and Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill. This case arose from an audit of Respondent Committee by the Franchise Tax Board. In this matter, Respondent Committee made five contributions amounting to $11,000 during the late contribution reporting periods in connection with the June 8, 2010, August 17, 2010 and November 2, 2010, elections and failed to timely report each contribution in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,650.

    CA League of Conservation Voters - Stip

    35. In the Matter of Service Employees International Union Local 721 CTW, CLC State & Local and Robert Schoonover, Treasurer, FPPC No. 12/729. Staff: Program Specialist Bill Marland and Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill. This case arose from an audit of Respondent Committee by the Franchise Tax Board. In this matter, Respondent Committee made 15 contributions amounting to $64,320 during the late contribution reporting periods in connection with six separate elections and failed to timely report each contribution in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (7 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $8,022.

    SEIU Local 721 - Stip

    36. In the Matter of PowerPAC.org Voter Fund and Lisa Le, FPPC No. 10/558. Staff: Commission Counsel Zachary Norton and Special Investigator Janet Seely. Respondent, PowerPAC.org Voter Fund, was the sponsored committee of PowerPAC.org. Respondent, Lisa Le, was Treasurer of the committee at all times relevant. In this matter, Respondents failed to disclose required information about a contributor of $100 or more, in a Late Independent Expenditure Report in violation of Government Code Section 84211, subdivision (f) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,000.

    PowerPAC.org - Stip

    Major Donor Reporting

    37. In the Matter of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Anthony Magnetti, FPPC No. 12/963. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette E. Turvill. Respondents,Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and its responsible officer, Anthony Magnetti, failed to timely file a semi-annual campaign statement disclosing contributions totaling $12,422 in 2012 in violation of Government Code Section 84200, subdivision (a) (1count). Total Proposed Penalty: $523.

    Sunovion Pharmaceuticals - Stip

    38-40 General Items

    38. Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge ("ALJ") - Artiga: In the Matter of Luis Artiga (FPPC Case No. 11/113). Staff: Gary S. Winuk, Chief of Enforcement and Bridgette Castillo, Commission Counsel.

    Artiga - Assignment to ALJ

    39. Enforcement Division End of Year Report - Enforcement Division Chief Gary Winuk - Presentation of the Enforcement Division's End of Year Report for 2012 to the Commission for review and comment. No action required.

    Enforcement 2012 End of Year Report

    40. Presentation of Open Data Application. Staff: Interim Executive Director Tina Bass and IT Staff Member Tam Do. In November 2012, the Commission partnered with the non-profit organization Code for America for a 2-day hackathon called DataDeathmatch. The goal was to improve transparency and revolutionize the way citizens interact with government. The winning team, Team Open Judge, will present their winning open data application to the Commission.

    [included in Feb 2013 ED/Admin Division Report]

    41. Executive Staff Reports

    Executive Director/Administrative Division Report. Staff: Interim Executive Director, Tina Bass

    Feb 2013 ED/Admin Division Report

     

    Legislative Report. Staff: Legislative Coordinator, Sukhi Brar

    Feb 2013 Legislative Report 

     

    Litigation Report. Staff: General Counsel, Zackery P. Morazzini

    Feb 2013 Litigation Report

     

    Legal Division Report. Staff: General Counsel, Zackery P. Morazzini

    Feb 2013 Legal Division Report 

     

    Enforcement Division Report. Staff: Chief of Enforcement, Gary Winuk

    Feb 2013 Enforcement Division Report 

     

    Technical Assistance Division Report. Staff: Chief of T.A.D., Lynda Cassady

    Feb 2013 TAD Report 

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