April 2017 Agenda

    NOTICE AND AGENDA

    Commission Meeting

     

    California Fair Political Practices Commission

    428 J Street, Suite 800

    Sacramento, CA 95814


    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    1:00 P.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 Casher will attend this meeting of the Commission via teleconference from:

    1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

    City Hall, Hearing Room 3

    Oakland, CA 94612

    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 - Julie Schauer (item 8)

    2. Approval of Commission Minutes

    3-39 Enforcement - Consent Calendar

    Conflict of Interests

    3. In the Matter of Eric Reed; FPPC No. 15/1174. Staff: Commission Counsel Toren Lewis. Eric Reed failed to timely disclose his economic interests of between $10,001–$100,000 of AT&T stock on his 2014 Annual Statement of Economic Interest, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (1 count). As a Belmont City Councilmember, Reed voted on AT&T’s appeal of a Planning Commission decision at the February 10, 2015 city council meeting, when he knew or should have known that he had a disqualifying conflict of interest by virtue of his ownership of AT&T stock, in violation of Government Code Section 87100 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $4,500.

    Reed - Stip

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    4. In the Matter of Save Public Parking, No on H; Yes on I and Michael Powers; FPPC No. 16/652. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Assistant Special Investigator Roone Petersen. Save Public Parking, No on H; Yes on I is a ballot measure committee primarily formed to oppose and support two competing measures on the June 7, 2016 Primary Election ballot in the City of Dana Point. Michael Powers is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Powers failed to include a disclosure statement on five advertising banners and failed to include a disclosure statement of at least five percent of the height of the advertisement on 300 yard signs, in violation of Government Code Section 84504, subdivision (c) and Regulation 18450.4, subdivision (b) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,500.  

    Save Public Parking - Stip

    5. In the Matter of Public and Mental Health Advocates Against 64, Sponsored and Major Funding by SAM Action, Inc. and California Public Safety Institute, John Lovell, and David Bauer; FPPC No. 16/19760. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. Public and Mental Health Advocates Against 64, Sponsored and Major Funding by SAM Action, Inc. and California Public Safety Institute is a state ballot measure committee. John Lovell is the Committee’s principal officer. David Bauer is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Lovell, and Bauer failed to timely amend the Committee’s name to identify the economic or other special interest of a donor of $50,000 or more, and failed to timely amend the Committee’s advertising disclosures to identify its major donor, in violation of Government Code Sections 84101, 84503, 84504 and Regulation 18450.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,500.  

    Public and Mental Health Advocates - Stip

    6. In the Matter of Fullerton Taxpayers for Reform, Tony Bushala, and Jack Dean. FPPC No. 16/422. Staff: Commission Counsel Toren Lewis and Special Investigator Garrett Micheels. Fullerton Taxpayers for Reform is a city general purpose committee. Tony Bushala and Jack Dean were the Committee’s Principal Officers. Fullerton Taxpayers for Reform, Bushala, and Dean produced campaign signs opposing State Senate candidate Sukhee Kang in Orange County that did not adequately disclose the committee as the source of the advertisements and failed to include the required independent expenditure disclaimer, in violation of Government Code Sections 84506 and 84506.5 and Regulation 18450.4, subdivision (b)(3)(D). (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,500.

    Fullerton Taxpayers for Reform - Stip

    Slate Mailer Organizations

    7. In the Matter of San Francisco Latino Democratic Club and Gabriel Medina; FPPC No. 14/1135. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Neal Bucknell and Special Investigator Jeffrey Kamigaki. The San Francisco Latino Democratic Club is a general purpose committee. Gabriel Medina is the Committee’s principal officer. In 2014, the Committee and Medina sent two slate mailers without required disclaimers, in violation of Government Code Section 84305.5, subdivision (a) (2 counts); failed to file a slate mailer organization statement of organization, in violation of Government Code Section 84108, subdivision (c) (1 count); and failed to file slate mailer organization semiannual campaign statements for reporting periods covering the reporting periods of January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84218, subdivision (a) (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $9,500.

    San Francisco Latino Democratic Club - Stip

    Campaign Reporting

    8. In the Matter of SAM Action, Inc., A Committee Against Proposition 64 with Help from Citizens (Nonprofit 501(c)(4)); Kevin Sabet-Sharghi; and David Bauer; FPPC No. 16/19641. Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. SAM Action, Inc., A Committee Against Proposition 64 with Help from Citizens (Nonprofit 501(c)(4)) is multipurpose organization that qualified as a recipient committee on April 13, 2016. Kevin Sabet-Sharghi was the Committee’s principal officer. David Bauer was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Sabet-Sharghi, and Bauer failed to timely change the Committee’s name to reflect the economic or special interest of a donor of $50,000, in violation of Government Code Sections 84101 and 84504, subdivision (a) (1 count); failed to timely report five contributions of $5,000 or more, in violation of Government Code Section 85309, subdivision (d) (1 count); failed to accurately report the total amount of and specific information regarding contributions it received on the semiannual campaign statement covering the reporting period of January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016, in violation of Government Code Sections 84211, subdivisions (c) and (f) (1 count); and failed to timely file a Top 10 contributors list, in violation of Government Code Section 84223 and Regulation 18422.5, subdivision (a) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $6,000.

    SAM Action, Inc. - Stip

    Campaign Non-Filer

    9. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Marina Fraser, Marina Fraser, and Jackie M. Buckley; FPPC No. 16/140 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Marina Fraser served on the Half Moon Bay City Council from 2011 through 2016. Committee to Elect Marina Fraser is her candidate-controlled committee. Jackie M. Buckley is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Fraser, and Buckley failed to timely file eight semiannual campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (8 counts); and failed to pay the 2013, 2014, and 2016 $50 Annual Fees to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $41,000.  

    Committee to Elect Marina Fraser - Default Decision

    10. In the Matter of Ralph Denney and Vote Ralph Denney 2012 Committee to Elect Ralph Denney to the Assembly – 78th District; FPPC No. 15/156 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Michael W. Hamilton and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Ralph Denney was a candidate for the State Assembly in District 78 in the June 5, 2012 Primary Election. Vote Ralph Denney 2012 Committee to Elect Ralph Denney to the Assembly – 78th District was Denney’s candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Denney failed to file two pre-election statements covering the reporting periods of July 1, 2012 through October 20, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5, subdivision (a) (2 counts); and failed to file three semiannual statements covering the reporting periods of May 20, 2012 through June 30, 2013, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty:  $17,000.  

    Ralph Denney - Default Decision

    11. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Erica Padilla-Chavez for Hartnell College 2009 and Erica Padilla-Chavez; FPPC No. 16/321 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Erica Padilla-Chavez is a Member of Hartnell Community College District Governing Board. Committee to Elect Erica Padilla-Chavez for Hartnell College 2009 is her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Padilla-Chavez failed to timely file eight semiannual campaign statements for the reporting periods of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (8 counts); and failed to timely pay the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 $50 Annual Fees to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,435.  

    Committee to Elect Erica Padilla-Chavez - Stip

    12. In the Matter of Robert C. Newman II, Newman 4 Governor 2014, and Mary A. Newman; FPPC No. 17/00041 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Enforcement Division Chief Galena West and Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Robert C. Newman II was a candidate for Governor in the June 8, 2014 Primary Election. Newman 4 Governor 2014 was his candidate-controlled committee. Mary A. Newman was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Newman and Newman failed to timely file five 24-Hour Reports for late contributions received between March 6, 2014 and May 16, 2014, with the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (5 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,154.  

    Newman - Stip

    13. In the Matter of Paul Kouri and Paul Kouri for State Assembly 2014; FPPC No. 16/16468 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Enforcement Division Chief Galena West and Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. Paul Kouri and Paul Kouri for State Assembly 2014 failed to timely file five 24-Hour Reports for late contributions received between March 8, 2014 and April 30, 2014, with the Secretary of State in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (5 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,050.  

    Kouri - Stip

    14. In the Matter of Michael D. Jackson for School Board 2016, Michael D. Jackson and Kelvin Barrios; FPPC No. 16/19862 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Katie Trumbly. Michael D. Jackson was an unsuccessful candidate for the Chula Vista School Board in the November 8, 2016 Election. Michael D. Jackson for School Board 2016 is his candidate-controlled committee. Kelvin Barrios is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Jackson, and Barrios failed to timely file two pre-election campaign statements for the reporting periods of July 01, 2016 through October 22, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5. (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $834.  

    Jackson - Stip

    15. In the Matter of Raoul Wallenberg, Jewish Democratic Club PAC, and Neal Sapper; FPPC No. 15/346 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West, Program Specialist Luz Bonetti, and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club PAC is a state general purpose committee. Neal Sapper is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Sapper failed to timely file two semiannual campaign statements for the reporting periods of January 1, 2014 through June 20, 2014, and October 19, 2014 through December 31, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (2 counts) and failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of October 1, 2014 through October 18, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $736.  

    Wallenberg - Stip

    16. In the Matter of California Senior Alliance, Primarily Formed to Support City of Watsonville Measures H, I, and J; FPPC No. 14/117 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Neal Bucknell and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. California Senior Alliance is a non-profit organization. In 2013, it qualified as a primarily formed ballot measure committee in support of City of Watsonville Measures H, I, and J. California Senior Alliance failed to file a statement of organization by August 1, 2013, in violation of Government Code Section 84101 (1 count); failed to file a quarterly campaign statement for the period ending on January 13, 2013 through September 30, 2013, in violation of Government Code Section 84202.3 (1 count); and failed to file one semiannual campaign statement for the reporting period of July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $715.  

    California Senior Alliance - Stip

    17. In the Matter of Melton for State Assembly 2016 and Kevin Melton; FPPC No. 16/506 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Assistant Chief Dave Bainbridge. Kevin Melton was an unsuccessful candidate for State Assembly in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Melton for State Assembly 2016 was his candidate-controlled committee. Melton and the Committee failed to timely file three pre-election campaign statements, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.8 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $678.  

    Melton for State Assembly - Stip

    18. In the Matter of Montenegro for Judge 2014, Ruth Bermudez Montenegro, and Alicia M. Armenta; FPPC No. 16/462 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Ruth Bermudez Montenegro was a successful candidate for Superior Court Judge of Imperial County in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. Montenegro for Judge 2014 was her candidate-controlled committee. Alicia Armenta was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Bermudez Montenegro, and Armenta, received a $10,000 loan during the 90 days before the June 3, 2014 Primary Election and failed to file a 24-Hour report, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $300.  

    Montenegro for Judge - Stip

    19. In the Matter of Citizens for Support of Fowler Unified Bond Measure and Guillermo Becerril; FPPC No. 16/19667 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Katie Trumbly. Citizens for Support of Fowler Unified Bond Measure is a primarily formed committee to support the Fowler Unified School District Bond Measure J in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Guillermo Becerril is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Becerril failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of July 1, 2016 through September 22, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5. Total Proposed Penalty: $238.  

    Citizens for Support of Fowler - Stip

    20. In the Matter of Committee to Support Our Volunteer Firefighters and Don Rudger; FPPC No. 16/19867 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge, Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly, Assistant Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert, and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Committee to Support Our Volunteer Firefighters is a general purpose committee. Rudger is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Rudger failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of September 25, 2016 through October 22, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $235.  

    Committee to Support Our Volunteer Firefighters - Stip

    21. In the Matter of James Kirk Andrus and Kirk Andrus for District Attorney 2014; FPPC No. 17/00039 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Enforcement Division Chief Galena West and Enforcement Division Intake Manager Adrianne Korchmaros. James Kirk Andrus was an incumbent candidate for the office of Siskiyou County District Attorney for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. Kirk Andrus for District Attorney 2014 was his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Andrus failed to timely file one 24-Hour Report with the County of Siskiyou, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $210.

    Andrus - Stip

    22. In the Matter of Strickland for Council 2014, Teer Strickland, and Daryl E. Strickland; FPPC No. 15/091 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Teer Strickland was an unsuccessful candidate for Long Beach City Council in the June 3, 2014 Primary Election. Strickland for Council 2014 was her candidate-controlled committee. Daryl E. Strickland was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Strickland, and Strickland failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement for the reporting period of July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $204.

    Strickland for Council 2014 - Stip

    Campaign Non-Reporter

    23. In the Matter of James B. Roybal and James B. Roybal for Board of Directors of the Central Basin Municipal Water District 1 2012; FPPC No. 14/049 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Assistant Chief of Enforcement Dave Bainbridge and Special Investigator Paul Rasey. James B. Roybal was a Director on the Central Basin Municipal Water District Board of Directors. James B. Roybal for Board of Directors of the Central Basin Water District 1 2012 was his candidate-controlled committee. Roybal and the Committee failed to timely disclose a total of twelve contributions of $100 or more on one pre-election campaign statement and two semiannual campaign statements in 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,433.  

    Roybal - Stip

    24. In the Matter of Committee to Support Menlo Park Schools, Yes on Parcel Tax Measure X and Robyn Wheeler; FPPC No. 17/00089 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Committee to Support Menlo Park Schools, Yes on Parcel Tax Measure X is a ballot measure committee to support Measure X on the March 7, 2017 Special Election ballot in San Mateo County. Robyn Wheeler is the Committee’s Treasurer. The Committee and Wheeler failed to report occupation and employer information for contributions received during the reporting periods of November 28, 2016 through January 21, 2017, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $678.  

    Committee to Support Menlo Park Schools - Stip

    25. In the Matter of Reclaim California’s Future – Yes on Prop. 30, No on Prop 32, and Anthony Thigpenn; FPPC No. 15/123 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Reclaim California’s Future – Yes on Prop. 30, No on Prop 32 was a state ballot measure committee supporting Proposition 30 and opposing Proposition 32 in the November 6, 2012 General Election. Anthony Thigpenn was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Thigpenn failed to timely disclose accrued expenses on one pre-election campaign statements covering the reporting periods of July 1, 2012 through October 20, 2012, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $645.  

    Reclaim California's Future - Stip

    26. In the Matter of Gary Yamauchi for City Council 2012, Gary Yamauchi, and Todd Sakamoto; FPPC No. 17/046 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Gary Yamauchi was a successful candidate for City Councilmember of Alhambra in the November 4, 2008 General Election. Gary Yamauchi for City Council 2012 was his candidate-controlled committee. Todd Sakamoto is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Yamauchi, and Sakamoto failed to report occupation and employer information for contributions received during the reporting period of July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $232.

    Yamauchi - Stip

    Statement of Economic Interests Non-Filer

    27. In the Matter of Allison Scott, FPPC No. 15/1129 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Allison Scott, a Commissioner of the Archaeological Commission of Mendocino County, failed to timely file an Annual Statements of Economic Interests for the years of 2011 through 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $12,000.

    Scott - Default Decision

    28. In the Matter of John Anagnos; FPPC No. 15/1497 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. John Anagnos, a Commissioner of the Lodi Winegrape Commission Board, failed to file an Annual Statements of Economic Interests for the years of 2014 and 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,000.  

    Anagnos - Stip

    29. In the Matter of Kanwarjit Batth; FPPC No. 15/125 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly and Assistant Special Investigator Roone Petersen. Kanwarjit Batth, a former Planning Commissioner of the Fresno County Planning Commission, failed to timely file an Annual Statements of Economic Interest for the years of 2011 through 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $1,600.

    Batth - Stip

    30. In the Matter of Ann Garbien; FPPC No. 15/083 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly. Ann Garbien, a former Legislative Director for the California State Assembly, failed to file a Leaving Office Statement of Economic Interests within 30 days of leaving her position in September of 2014 in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $300.  

    Garbien - Stip

    31. In the Matter of Ryan Cantor; FPPC No. 16/057 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly. Ryan Cantor, a Trustee of the Fullerton Public Library, failed to timely file an Annual Statement of Economic Interests for 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.  

    Cantor - Stip

    32. In the Matter of David Argudo; FPPC No. 16/750 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl.  David Argudo, as a City Council Member with the City of La Puente, failed to timely file an Annual Statement of Economic Interests for the year of 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.  

    Argudo - Stip

    33. In the Matter of Jake Rhodes; FPPC No. 16/20058 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Jake Rhodes, a Board Member of the Domestic Violence Council with the County of Santa Clara, failed to timely file an Annual Statement of Economic Interests for 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.  

    Rhodes - Stip

    34. In the Matter of Navdeep Kaur; FPPC No. 17/00009 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl.  Navdeep Kaur, as a Member for the Human Services Commission with the City of Livermore, failed to timely file an Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.

    Kaur - Stip

    Statement of Economic Interests Non-Reporter

    35. In the Matter of Arne Olson; FPPC No. 16/20097 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Teri Rindahl. Arne Olson, City Council Member for the City of Pleasanton, failed to disclose stock investments on his on Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87206 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $100.

    Olson - Stip

    Annual Fees

    36. In the Matter of Ili for City Council 2011, Ili for City Council 2015, and Willhans Ili; FPPC No. 15/662 (Default Decision). Staff: Commission Counsel Amanda Kelly. Willhans Ili was a successful candidiate for South El Monte City Council on November 8, 2011 and an unsuccessful candidate for the same office in the November 3, 2015 General Election. Ili for City Council 2011, also known as Ili for City Council 2015, is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Ili failed to pay the $50 Annual Fees and late penalties to the Secretary of State’s Office in 2013, 2014, and 2015 in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $9,000.

    Ili for City Council - Default Decision

    37. In the Matter of Barbara Parker for Oakland City Attorney 2012; Barbara J. Parker; and Savannah Ain Parker; FPPC No. 15/1351 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Barbara J. Parker was a successful candidate for Oakland City Attorney in the November 6, 2012 General Election. Barbara Parker for Oakland City Attorney 2012 is her candidate-controlled committee. Savannah Ain Parker is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Parker, and Parker failed to timely pay the 2013, 2014, and 2016 $50 Annual Fee to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $600.  

    Parker - Stip

    38. In the Matter of Friends of Sheila Coonerty, SCCS Trustee, Area 1 2016; Sheila Coonerty; and Neil Coonerty, Treasurer; FPPC No. 15/2269 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Sheila Coonerty was a successful candidate for Santa Cruz City Schools Board of Education in the November 6, 2012 General Election. Friends of Sheila Coonerty, SCCS Trustee, Area 1 2016 is her candidate-controlled committee. Neil Coonerty is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Coonerty, and Coonerty failed to timely pay the 2014 $50 Annual Fee to the Secretary of State’s Office, in violation of Government Code Section 84101.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.  

    Coonerty - Stip

    39. In the Matter of Emile Mack for City Council 2013; FPPC No. 15/830 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Emile Mack was an unsuccessful candidate for Los Angeles City Council in the March 5, 2013 Special Election. Emile Mack for City Council 2013 is his candidate-controlled recipient committee. The Committee failed to timely 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: $200.

    Emile Mack for City Council - Stip

    40. General Item

    40. Assignment of Hearing to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): In the Matter of Douglas Hanson, Committee to Re-Elect Mayor Doug Hanson to Indian Wells City Council 2012, and M. Elena Hanson; FPPC Case Nos. 14/549 and 14/775. Staff: Executive Director Erin Peth, Chief of Enforcement Galena West, Senior Commission Counsel Neal Bucknell, Special Investigator Jay Martin, and Special Investigator Ann Flaherty. 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 then will have the opportunity to review the proposed decision and make the final determination on the case. If the Commission agrees with this recommendation, no action is required.

    Memo - In the Matter of Douglas Hanson

    41. Executive Staff Reports

    41. Executive Staff Reports.

    Enforcement Division. Galena West, Enforcement Chief

    Legal Division. Hyla P. Wagner, General Counsel

    External Affairs and Education. Tara Stock, Manager 

    Legislative and External Affairs. Phillip Ung, Director

    Apr 2017 Executive Staff Reports

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