July 2016 Agenda

    NOTICE AND AGENDA

    Commission Meeting

     

    California Fair Political Practices Commission

    428 J Street, Suite 800

    Sacramento, CA 95814


    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    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. 

    Commissioner Audero will attend this meeting of the Commission via teleconference from:

    515 South Flower Street, 25th Floor

    Los Angeles, CA 90071

    Welcome

    Jodi Remke, 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 - Tina Baca Del Rio (item 4)

    Comment Letter - Howard Tounget (item 45)

    Comment Letter - Alliance for Justice (item 54)

    Comment Letter - California Political Attorneys Association (item 54)

    Comment Letter - Ronald D. Rotunda (item 54)

    Comment Letter - David Keating, President, Center for Competitive Politics (item 55)

    Comment Letter - League of Women Voters (item 55)

    2. Approval of May 2016 Commission Meeting Minutes

    3-50 Enforcement - Consent Calendar

    Laundered Campaign Contributions

    3. In the Matter of AB&I Foundry, a division of McWane, Inc.; FPPC Case No. 15/074. Staff: Enforcement Chief Galena West, Senior Commission Counsel Neal Bucknell, and Special Investigator Jeffrey Kamigaki. In2015, proactive efforts by the Enforcement Division detected a pattern of activity that led to the opening of this case and working in coordination with the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission. McWane, Inc. is a large manufacturer of iron water works and plumbing products. One of its divisions, AB&I Foundry, is headquartered in Oakland, California. This joint investigation uncovered 37 laundered campaign contributions, totaling $23,900, by AB&I through 17 officers (employees and their spouses) to four Oakland mayoral candidates and two city council candidates from 2012 through 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84301 (20 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $100,000.

    AB&I Foundry - Stip

    Campaign Reporting

    4. In the Matter of Tina Baca Del Rio, Friends of Tina Baca Del Rio and Tina Baca Del Rio for City Council 2013; FPPC No. 12/832 (Default Decision). Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Bridgette Castillo and Special Investigator Jeffrey Kamigaki. Tina Baca Del Rio was a successful candidate for the City of Commerce City Council in the March 5, 2013 Election. Baca Del Rio was re-elected to the City of Commerce City Council in the March 3, 2009 Election. Friends of Tina Baca Del Rio was the controlled committee of Baca Del Rio. On January 28, 2013, a 410 was filed to change the name of the committee to Tina Baca Del Rio for Commerce City Council 2013. Baca Del Rio was the treasurer of the Committee at all relevant times. Baca Del Rio and the Committee: (1) failed to timely file and properly disclose financial activity on three semiannual campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, subdivision (a) and 84211, subdivisions (a)-(j) (3 counts); (2) failed to timely file and properly disclose financial activity on one pre-election campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5 subdivision (c), 84200.8, subdivision (b) and 84211 subdivisions (a)-(j) (1 count); (3) failed to file fourteen 24 Hour Contribution Reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (14 counts); and (4) failed to pay 2013 and 2014 Annual Fees to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (2 Counts). Baca Del Rio, individually, used campaign funds which conferred a substantial personal benefit to her, for purposes not directly related to a political, legislative, or governmental purpose, in violation of Government Code Section 89512 (4 counts). Proposed Penalty Against Tina Baca Del Rio: $20,000. Penalty Against the Committee and Baca Del Rio: $84,000. Total Proposed Penalty: $104,000. 

    Baca Del Rio - Default and Decision Order

    Conflict of Interests

    5. In the Matter of Jonathan Sharkey; FPPC No. 16/066. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Zachary W. Norton. Jonathan Sharkey, a member of the Port Hueneme City Council, made a governmental decision on November 9, 2015 in which he had a financial interest. Sharkey voted to approve the 2015-2016 city budget and Capital Improvement Program which included funding for park improvement projects at two parks located within 500 feet of Sharkey’s residence, in violation of Government Code Section 87100 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,000.

    Sharkey - Stip

    Lobbying Reporting

    6. In the Matter of Lyft, Inc.; FPPC No. 15/306. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Law Clerk Amanda Kelly. Lyft, Inc., a lobbyist employer, failed to timely file five lobbyist employer reports in violation of Government Code Sections 86115, 86116, and 86117 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $6,000.

    Lyft, Inc - Stip

    7. In the Matter of Bloomstine & Bloomstine, FPPC Case No. 14/235. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Law Clerk Ryan Mahoney. Bloomstine & Bloomstine, a lobbying firm, failed to timely file five
    lobbying firm reports in violation of Government Code section 86117 (5 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,297

    Bloomstine- Stip

    Advertisement Diclosures

    8. In the Matter of Carlos Villapudua; Steve Bestolarides; and Central Valley PAC – California, Yes on Measure D; FPPC Case No. 12/798. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Neal Bucknell, Special Investigator Simon Russell, and Special Investigator Beatrice Moore. In 2012, Carlos Villapudua and Steve Bestolarides were San Joaquin County Supervisors. Central Valley PAC – California, Yes on Measure D was a primarily formed ballot measure committee that supported San Joaquin County Measure D in the November 2012 Election and would have increased term limits for members of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors. The PAC qualified as a controlled committee with Villapudua and Bestolarides having significant influence. In 2012, the PAC spent approximately $26,465 on advertisements for Measure D. The last names of Villapudua and Bestolarides, as controlling candidates, should have been included in the name of the PAC for purposes of the required disclosures for these advertisements, but were omitted, in violation of Government Code Section 84504 subdivision (c) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $26,000.

    In the Matter of Carlos Villapudua; Steve Bestolarides; and Central Valley PAC- California, Yes on Measure D - Stip

    Mass Mailings

    9. In the Matter of Californians for Good Schools and Good Jobs and Shawnda Deane, Treasurer; FPPC Case No. 14/887. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge, Special Investigator Simon Russell, and Special Investigator Garrett Micheels. Californians for Good Schools and Good Jobs, a general purpose committee, identified itself as the sender on two sets of mass mailings sent to residents of the City of Rialto in 2012. The true sender of the mass mailings was Phillips 66, an energy company based in Houston, Texas, in violation of Government Code Section 84305, subdivision (a) (2 counts). The Committee and its treasurer, Shawnda Deane, inaccurately reported a payment from Phillips 66 for the two sets of mass mailings on their semiannual campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count), and inaccurately reported the resulting expenditures on a late independent expenditure report, in violation of Government Code Section 84204 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $16,000.

    Californians for Good Schools and Good Jobs/Deane - Stip

    10. In the Matter of the El Monte City School District; FPPC No. 15/2078. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Zachary W. Norton and Special Investigator Jay Martin. The El Monte City School District produced and sent approximately 19,009 copies of a brochure at public expense, featuring the photographs and names of the members of the governing board, in violation of Government Code Section 89001 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,000.

    El Monte City School District - Stip

    11. In the Matter of the El Monte Union High School District; FPPC No. 16/465. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Zachary W. Norton and Special Investigator Jay Martin. The El Monte Union High School District produced and sent approximately 5,000 copies of a booklet at public expense containing quotations from and credits to two members of the governing board obtained for the purpose of inclusion in the mailer, in violation of Government Code Section 89001 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,000.

    El Monte Union High School District - Stip

    Campaign Statement Non-Filers and Non-Reporters

    12. In the Matter of Fred Garcia, Fred Garcia for Sheriff 2014, and Jeff Davis, Treasurer; FPPC No. 14/299. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton, Commission Counsel Tanya Smith, and Special Investigator Jay Martin. Fred Garcia was an unsuccessful candidate for Monterey County Sheriff in 2014. Fred Garcia for Sheriff 2014 was his candidate controlled committee. Garcia, Fred Garcia for Sheriff 2014, and Treasurer Jeff Davis, failed to timely amend their statement of organization to re-designate Fred Garcia for Sheriff 2010 for the 2014 election, in violation of Government Code Section 84103, subdivision (a) (1 count); failed to timely file one semiannual and one pre-election campaign statement by their 2014 due dates, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, subdivision (a), 84200.5, subdivision (a), and 84200.7, subdivision (a) (1 count); and failed to maintain supporting records for contributions and loans received and expenditures made, in violation of Government Code Section 84104 (1 count). Garcia also failed to timely file a statement of intention prior to soliciting or receiving any contributions or loans for his 2014 campaign, in violation of Government Code Section 85200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $8,500.

    Garcia/Davis - Stip

    13. In the Matter of Tulare County Democratic Central Committee and Ruben Macarena, Treasurer; FPPC No. 16/076. Staff: Enforcement Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Tulare County Democratic Central Committee and Treasurer Ruben Macarena failed to timely file and properly disclose on one pre-election and seven semiannual campaign statements covering the period of July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, 84200.5, and 84211 (7 counts). Total
    Proposed Penalty: $3,179.

    In theTulare County Democratic Central Committee and Ruben Macarena, Treasurer - Stip

    Campaign Statement Non-Filers

    14. In the Matter of Betty T. Yee and Betty T. Yee for State Controller 2014; FPPC No. 16/280. Staff: Commission Senior Counsel Zachary W. Norton and Program Specialist Soni Mangat. This case arose from an audit performed by the Enforcement Division. Betty T. Yee was a candidate for State Controller in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election and November 4, 2014 General Election, and Betty T. Yee for State Controller 2014 was her candidate controlled committee. Betty T. Yee and Betty T. Yee for State Controller 2014 failed to file six 24-Hour Reports and one $5,000 Report, in violation of Government Code Sections 84203 and 85309 (7 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,082.

    Betty T. Yee - Stip

    15. In the Matter of Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs Association PAC; FPPC No.15/1555. Staff: Commission Counsel Tanya Smith and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs Association PAC, a county general purpose committee, failed to timely file one pre-election and six semiannual campaign statements covering the period of July 31, 2013 through February 1, 2016, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200 (6 counts) and 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,582.

    Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs Association - Stip

    16. In the Matter of Martha McClure and Re-Elect Martha McClure for Supervisor 2016; FPPC No. 16/416. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Martha McClure was a successful candidate for Del Norte County Supervisor in the June 5, 2012 Primary Election. Re-Elect Martha McClure was her candidate controlled committee. McClure and Re-Elect Martha McClure failed to timely file six consecutive semiannual campaign statements for the reporting period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (6 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,215.

    McClure - Stip

    17. In the Matter of Roberto E. Cruz; FPPC No. 14/1273. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Bridgette Castillo and Commission Counsel Tanya Smith. Roberto Cruz, a member of the El Monte City School District governing board, failed to timely file an Officeholder Campaign Statement Short Form (Form 470) for the years of 2014 through 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84206 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,000.

    Cruz - Stip

    18. In the Matter of Jim Kelly and Jim Kelly for Grossmont Union High School Board 2014; FPPC No. 15/274. Staff: Commission Counsel Tanya Smith. Jim Kelly was a successful candidate for re-election to the Grossmont Union High School Board in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Jim Kelly for Grossmont Union High School Board 2014 is his controlled recipient committee. Kelly is treasurer of the committee. Kelly and the committee failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement for the period of October 19, 2014 through December 31, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 subdivision (a) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,000.

    Kelly - Stip

    19. In the Matter of Hugo M. Rojas; FPPC No. 15/1572. Staff: Commission Counsel Tanya Smith. Hugo M. Rojas, a member of the Centinela Valley Union High School District Board, failed to timely file an Officeholder Campaign Statement Short Form (Form 470) for the year of 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84206 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,000.

    Rojar - Stip

    20. In the Matter of W. Thomas Barrow and National Electrical Contractors Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter) Political Action Committee aka NECA – Santa Clara PAC; FPPC No. 15/1299. Staff: Commission Counsel Tanya Smith. National Electrical Contractors Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter) Political Action Committee aka NECA-Santa Clara PAC, a state general purpose committee, and Treasurer W. Thomas Barrow, failed to timely file one semiannual and three pre-election campaign statements covering the period of January 31, 2014 through October 23, 2014, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200 (1 count) and 84200.5 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $897.

    In the Matter of W. Thomas Barrow and National Electrical Contractors Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter) Political Action Committee AKA NECA- Santa Clara PAC - Stip

    21. In the Matter of Amy Hanacek for Capistrano Unified School District in 2016, and Amy Hanacek; FPPC No. 16/347. Staff: Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Amy Hanacek was a successful candidate for Capistrano Unified School District Trustee in the November 6, 2012 General Election and is up for re-election in the upcoming November 8, 2016 General Election. Amy Hanacek for Capistrano Unified School District in 2016 is her candidate controlled committee. Hanacek and Amy Hanacek for Capistrano Unified School District in 2016 failed to timely file a candidate intention statement, statement of organization, and a semiannual campaign statement for the reporting period of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Sections 85200, 84101, and 84200 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $617.

    Hanacek- Stip

    22. In the Matter of Cynthia Koehler, Koehler for Water Board 2010, and Jeannine Berman, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/192. Staff: Commission Counsel Tanya Smith. Cynthia Koehler is on the Marin Water District Board. Kohler for Water Board 2010 is her candidate-controlled committee. Koehler, Kohler for Water Board 2010, and Treasurer Jeannine Berman failed to timely file two semiannual campaign statements covering the periods of July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, and July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Koehler/Berman - Stip

    23. In the Matter of Huong Nguyen, Huong Nguyen for Trustee 2014, and Anna Lisa Wilson, Treasurer; FPPC No. 16/243. Staff: Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Huong Nguyen, a successful candidate for Trustee of San Jose/Evergreen Community College District; her committee, Huong Nguyen for Trustee 2014; and Treasurer Anna Lisa Wilson failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement covering the period of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Nguyen/Wilson - Stip

    24. In the Matter of Tali Rapaport; FPPC No. 16/439. Staff: Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Tali Rapaport failed to timely file one Major Donor Committee Campaign Statement (Form 461) for the period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $373.

    Rapaport - Stip

    25. In the Matter of Kathlene Carlson and Carlson for Supervisor 2014; FPPC No. 15/186. Staff: Commission Counsel Toren Lewis. Kathlene Carlson and her candidate controlled committee Carlson for Supervisor 2014
    failed to timely file a semiannual campaign statements for the period of October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $228.

    Carlson - Stip

    26. In the Matter of United Public Employees Political Action Committee, and Danette Shipley, Treasurer; FPPC No. 16/105. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. United Public Employees Political Action Committee is a state general purpose committee. Danette Shipley is the committee treasurer. United Public Employees Political Action Committee failed to timely file a pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of October 1, 2012 through October 20, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $220.

    United Public Employees Political Action Committee/Shipley - Stip

    27. In the Matter of Ken Dauber, Ken Dauber for School Board 2014, and Sally Bemus, Treasurer; FPPC No. 16/241. Staff: Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Ken Dauber, a successful candidate for Palo Alto Unified School District Board, his committee, Ken Dauber for School Board 2014, and Treasurer Sally Bemus failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement covering the period of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Dauber - Stip

    28. In the Matter of Emily Ortiz Wichmann and Re-Elect Emily Ortiz Wichmann Oside Unified School Board 2014; FPPC No. 15/1760. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Law Clerk Elizabeth Enea. Emily Ortiz Wichmann and Re-Elect Emily Ortiz Wichmann Oside Unified School Board 2014 failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement for the period of January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Wichmann - Stip

    29. In the Matter of David Gerard, David Gerard for School Board 2014, and David Gerard, Treasurer; FPPC No. 16/242. Staff: Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. David Gerard, a board member for the Morgan Hill Unified School District in the County of Santa Clara, failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement covering the period of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Gerard - Stip

    Campaign Statement Non-Reporters

    30. In the Matter of Miguel Pulido and Pulido for Mayor 2014; FPPC No. 14/1247. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Zachary W. Norton. Miguel Pulido was re-elected Mayor of Santa Ana in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Pulido for Mayor 2014 was his candidate controlled committee. Miguel Pulido and Pulido for Mayor 2014 failed to report accrued expenses on four consecutive campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,366.

    Pulido - Stip

    31. In the Matter of Yes on 37 Lake County and Linda Annelle Durham, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/122. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Staff Services Analyst Kathryn Trumbly. Yes on 37 Lake County, a state primarily formed committee in support of California Proposition 37, failed to timely report an $8,000 contribution on the committee’s pre-election statement, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $280.

    Yes on 37 Lake County and Linda Annelle Durham - Stip

    Statement of Economic Interest Non-Filers

    32. In the Matter of Harold Tate; FPPC No. 14/900 (Default Decision). Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement David Bainbridge, Commission Counsel Tanya Smith, Staff Services Analyst Roone Peterson, and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Harold Tate, a physician and surgeon in the California Correctional Health Care Services, failed to timely file a 2013 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,000.

    Tate - Default and Decision Order

    33. In the Matter of Casey Dailey; FPPC No. 16/401. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill and Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Casey Dailey, a Planning Commissioner for the City of San Bernardino, failed to timely file his 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $500

    Dailey - Stip

    34. In the Matter of Jay Strauss; FPPC File No. 16/080. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill. Jay Strauss, a Planning Commissioner for the City of Novato, failed to timely file his 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $500.

    Strauss - Stip

    35. In the Matter of Ann H. Rutherford; FPPC No. 15/1173. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton and Special Investigator Garrett Micheels. Ann H. Rutherford, an Assigned Retired Judge in Butte County, failed to timely file her 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation ofGovernment Code Section 87203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $500.

    Rutherford - Stip

    36. In the Matter of Francis Ysaguirre; FPPC File No. 16/228. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill. Francis Ysaguirre, an Electrical Engineering Associate with the City of Los Angeles, failed to timely file his 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Ysaguirre - Step

    37. In the Matter of Rahul Jha; FPPC No. 15/1564. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Law Clerk Elizabeth Enea. Rahul Jha, a consultant for the Department of Motor Vehicles Information Systems Division, failed to timely file his Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests and 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Jha - Stip

    38. In the Matter of Terry Cox; FPPC No. 15/1285. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Law Clerk Elizabeth Enea. Terry Cox, as a Board Member of the Fresno County Central Unified School Board, failed to timely file her 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty $400.

    Cox - Stip

    39. In the Matter of Joe DeHoog; FPPC No. 15/827. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Law Clerk Elizabeth Enea. Joe DeHoog, a member of the Department of Food and Agriculture Milk Producer Review Board, failed to timely his 2013 and 2014 Annual Statements of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Dehoog - Stip

    40. In the Matter of Jeff Menge, FPPC No. 16/445. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Adrianne Korchmaros. Jeff Menge, a member of the Redevelopment Oversight Board for the City of Galt, failed to timely file his Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Menge - Stip

    41. In the Matter of Brett Johnson; FPPC No. 16/386. Staff: Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Brett Johnson, a Planning Commissioner for the City of Vacaville, failed to timely his 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Johnson - Stip

    42. In the Matter of Dung Tran; FPPC File No. 16/227. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Jeanette Turvill. Dung Tran, a Civil Engineer with the City of Los Angeles, failed to timely file his 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Tran - Stip

    43. In the Matter of Deepak Kaushik; FPPC No. 15/1741. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Law Clerk Elizabeth Enea. Deepak Kaushik, a consultant for the City of Chino Hills, failed to timely file his Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Kaushik - Stip

    44. In the Matter of Mbete Kiamba; FPPC No. 14/890. Staff: Commission Counsel Tanya Smith. Mbete Kimaba, a Health Services Administrator in the California Correctional Health Care Services, failed to timely file an Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests covering the period of November 12, 2012 through November 12, 2013, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200

    Kiamba - Stip

    Statement of Economic Interests Non-Reporters

    45. In the Matter of James Larry Minor; FPPC No. 14/1316. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton and Special Investigator Kelli Gould. James Larry Minor, a member of the Board of Directors for the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District and for the Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District, failed to disclose his interests in business entities, real property and sources of income on his 2012, 2013 and 2014 Annual Statements of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Sections 87206 and 87207 (6 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $6,000.

    Minor - Stip

    46. In the Matter of James Spering; FPPC No. 14/1113. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Zachary W. Norton and Special Investigator Kelli Gould. James Spering, a Solano County Supervisor, failed to timely and adequately disclose his interests in real property on his 2012 and 2013 Annual Statements of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87206 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Spering - Stip

    47. In the Matter of James Fang; FPPC No. 14/1146. Staff: Commission Counsel Tanya Smith. James Fang, a director on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board, failed to timely disclose his income from rental property on his 2013 Annual Statement of Economic Interests and his Leaving Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87207 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Fang - Stip

    48. In the Matter of Leo Hamel; FPPC No. 16/452. Staff: Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Leo Hamel, a Candidate for Assembly District 71, failed to disclose his pro-rata share of sources of income of $10,000 or more from Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers on his Candidate Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87207 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $100.

    Hamel - Stip

    Annual Fee

    49. In the Matter of Carson Citizens for Reform and Vera Robles De Witt, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/2116. Staff: Commission Counsel Michael W. Hamilton. Carson Citizens for Reform and Treasurer Vera Robles De Witt failed to pay the 2014 $50.00 Annual Fee to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    Carson Citizens/Robles De Witt - Stip

    50. In the Matter of California Great Bear Republic PAC; FPPC No. 15/448. Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Law Clerk Elizabeth Enea. California Great Bear Republic PAC, a general purpose committee, and Treasurer Eldon Alexander failed to pay the 2013 $50 Annual Fee to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.

    California Great Bear Republic PAC - Stip

    51-55 General Items

    51. Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): In the Matter of James Roybal and James Roybal for Board of Directors Central Basin Water District 1 2012; FPPC No. 14/049. Staff: Executive Director Erin V. Peth, Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge. The Executive Director and the Chief of Enforcement are recommending that a hearing be conducted before an ALJ pursuant to Government Code Section 11512, subdivision (a). The ALJ will make a recommendation to the Commission on the findings of fact, law and penalty, if applicable, in the matter. The Commission will then have the opportunity to make the final determination on the case. If the Commission agrees with this recommendation, no action is required.

    Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): In the Matter of James Roybal and James Roybal for Board of Directors Central Basin Water District 1 2012- Memo

    52. Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): In the Matter of George Alai; FPPC No. 13/1135. Staff: Executive Director Erin V. Peth, Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton. The Executive Director and the Chief of Enforcement are recommending that a hearing be conducted before an ALJ pursuant to Government Code Section 11512 subdivision (a). The ALJ will make a recommendation to the Commission on the findings of fact, law and penalty, if applicable, in the matter. The Commission will then have the opportunity to make the final determination on the case. If the Commission agrees with this recommendation, no action is required.

    Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): In the Matter of George Alai- Memo

    53. Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): In the Matter of Albert Robles, Friends of Albert Robles Officeholder Account, Committee to Re-Elect Albert Robles and Robles for Carson
    City Council 2013; FPPC Case No. 13/217.
    Staff: Executive Director Erin V. Peth, Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Senior Commission Counsel Bridgette Castillo. The Executive Director and the Chief of Enforcement are recommending that a hearing be conducted before an ALJ pursuant to Government Code Section 11512, subdivision (a). The ALJ will make a recommendation to the Commission on the findings of fact, law and penalty, if applicable, in the matter. The Commission will then have the opportunity to make the final determination of the case. If the Commission agrees with this recommendation, no action is required.

    Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): In the Matter of Albert Robles, Friends of Albert Robles Officeholder Account, Committee to Re-Elect Albert Robles and Robles for Carson
    City Council 2013- Memo

    54. Amend Regulation 18239: Definition of Lobbyist. Staff: Hyla Wagner, General Counsel and Emelyn Rodriguez, Senior Commission Counsel. Staff proposes that the Commission amend Regulation 18239 to specify situations that give rise to a rebuttable presumption that certain payments made to an individual are for direct communication with a qualifying official for the purpose of influencing legislative or administrative action. The presumption affects the burden of producing evidence in administrative and civil actions and will be triggered only if the following facts are proven: (1) the individual receives or is entitled to receive compensation from a person for services including direct communication; (2) the compensation is $2,000 or more; and (3) the compensation is for services in a calendar month. The presumption may be rebutted by evidence that may include testimony, records, bills, and receipts establishing the allocation of the individual’s compensation for all other goods and services provided.

    Memo

    Regulation 18239

    55. Legislative Update for July 2016. Staff: Phillip Ung, Legislative and External Affairs Director. This report includes a summary of 22 bills and one constitutional amendment that would impact the Political Reform Act or Government Code 1090. The Legislature will return from summer recess on August 1 and will close out the remainder of the 2016 Session with meetings of the respective Appropriations Committees and Floor votes.

    July 2016 Legislative Update

    56. Executive Staff Reports

    56. Executive Staff Reports.

    Enforcement Division. Galena West, Enforcement Chief

    Legal Division. Hyla P. Wagner, General Counsel

    External Affairs and Education. Tara Stock, Manager 

    July 2016 Executive Staff Report

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