August 2018 Agenda

    NOTICE AND AGENDA

    Commission Meeting

    California Fair Political Practices Commission

    1102 Q Street, Suite 3800
    Sacramento, CA 95811

    Thursday, August 16, 2018
    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 Cardenas will attend this meeting of the Commission via teleconference from: 

    Doubletree Alana Waikiki Hotel
    Hotel Lobby
    1956 Ala Moana Blvd.
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

    Welcome

    Alice Germond, Chair

    1. Public Comment

    During this comment period, any person is invited to speak on any topic that is not listed on this agenda. Action may not be taken on any matter raised during this public comment period until the matter is specifically listed on a future agenda. Those who wish to comment on an item that has been listed on this agenda may comment when that item has been opened for consideration by the Commission and before any action is taken.

    2. Approval of Commission Minutes

    3-43. Enforcement Consent Calendar

    Items on the consent calendar will be taken up and voted on as a group. A Commissioner may request that an item be removed from consent, in which case it will be discussed separately in the meeting. 

    Campaign Bank Account

    3. In the Matter of Alicia Cruz 4 School Board 2016 and Alicia Cruz; FPPC No. 17/620. Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson and Supervising Special Investigator Jay Martin. Alicia Cruz was a successful candidate for the Washington Unified School District Board of Education in the November 8, 2016 General Election. Alicia Cruz 4 School Board 2016 was her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Cruz failed to establish a dedicated campaign bank account to make all campaign expenditures from and deposit all contributions into, in violation of Government Code Section 85201 (1 count). The Committee also failed to timely file one pre-election and one semiannual campaign statement covering the reporting periods of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, 84200.5, and 84200.8 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,500.  

    Cruz - Stip

    Cash Contribution

    4. In the Matter of Quality Education in Support of Recall Lorona, Orosco, Lopez; Sara Rodriguez; Harpreet Purewal; Frank Hoyt; and John Hoyt; FPPC No. 16/414. Staff: Commission Counsel Ruth Yang and Special Investigator Marshall Miller. Quality Education in Support of Recall Lorona, Orosco, Lopez was a committee primarily formed to support a recall of three Selma Unified School District Board members on the November 3, 2015 General Election ballot in Fresno County. Sara Rodriguez was the Committee’s treasurer. Harpreet Purewal, Frank Hoyt, and John Hoyt were the Committee’s principal officers. The Committee, Rodriguez, Purewal, and the Hoyts accepted cash contributions of $100 or more, in violation of Government Code Section 84300 (1 count); and failed to timely disclose the receipt of nonmonetary contributions, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $4,000.  

    Quality Education - Stip

    Advertisements

    5. In the Matter of Yes on Prop. 57, Californians and Governor Brown for Public Safety and Rehabilitation; FPPC No. 16/19684. Staff: Commission Counsel Christopher Burton. The respondents are represented by James C. Harrison of Remcho, Johansen & Purcell, LLP. Yes on Prop. 57, Californians and Governor Brown for Public Safety and Rehabilitation was a primarily formed ballot measure committee created to support California Proposition 57 on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot. The Committee failed to identify the California Democratic Party as one of its top two contributors of $50,000 or more, and failed to present the text in a clear and conspicuous manner in an advertisement disclosure statement on its website, in violation of Government Code Section 84503 and Regulation 18450.4, subdivisions (b)(1) and (b)(3)(G)(1) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,500.  

    Yes on Prop. 57 - Stip

    Lobbying Reporting

    6. In the Matter of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority; FPPC No. 16/469. Staff: Commission Counsel Ruth Yang. The respondent was represented by Assistant County Counsel Charles Safer. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“LA Metro”) is a public transportation agency for the County of Los Angeles. LA Metro failed to accurately report the payments made to lobbying firms, in violation of Government Code Section 86116, subdivision (b), (1 count); and failed to timely disclose other payments to influence, in violation of Government Code Section 86116, subdivision (h)(1) and 86117 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,500.  

    LA Metro - Stip

    Mass Mailing at Public Expense

    7. In the Matter of Riverside County Office of Education; FPPC No. 18/101. Staff: Commission Counsel Ruth Yang and Special Investigator Garrett Micheels. The respondents are represented by John W. Dietrich of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo. In or around January 2018, the Riverside County Office of Education designed, printed, and distributed over 200 copies of a booklet at public expense featuring photographs and names of several elected officials, in violation of Government Code Sections 89001 and 89002, subdivision (a) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $2,000.  

    Riverside County Education - Stip

    Campaign Reporting

    8. In the Matter of Privacy for All Students, Karen England, and John Fugatt; FPPC No. 14/1111. Staff: Commission Counsel Christopher Burton. Privacy for All Students is a primarily formed ballot measure committee created to support several attempts to qualify a ballot measure that would undo Assembly Bill 1266, which permits student participation based on gender identity. John Fugatt is the Committee’s treasurer. Karen England is the Committee’s principal officer. The Committee, England, and Fugatt failed to timely file four semiannual campaign statements covering the reporting periods of October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015, and January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200, subdivision (a) (1 count); and failed to timely report contributions on a quarterly campaign statement; contributions, expenditures, and a miscellaneous increase to cash on a semiannual campaign statement; and contributions on a semiannual campaign statement, in violation of Section 84211, subdivisions (a), (b), (c), (f), (i), (k), and (l) (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $6,500.  

    Privacy for All Students - Stip

    9. In the Matter of Associated Builders and Contractors Central California Chapter PAC (ABC – PAC) and Laura Barnes; FPPC No. 18/146 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Staff Services Analyst Hayley Porter. Associated Builders and Contractors Central California Chapter PAC (ABC – PAC) was a local general purpose committee. Laura Barnes was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Barnes failed to timely report one contribution on a pre-election campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count); and failed to timely file twelve 24-Hour Reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (12 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,053.  

    Associated Builders - Stip

    Campaign Non-Filer

    10. In the Matter of California Conservative PAC and John Fugatt; FPPC No. 15/1301. Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Bridgette Castillo, Special Investigator Paul Rasey and Associate Governmental Program Analyst Dominika Wojenska. The California Conservative PAC is a state general purpose committee. John Fugatt is the Committee’s treasurer and principal officer. The Committee and Fugatt failed to timely and properly file: two semiannual campaign statements for the reporting periods of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200, 84605 and 84211 subdivisions (a)-(d) (1 count); one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of July 1, 2014 through October 18, 2014, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5, 84200.7 and 84605 (1 count); and two semiannual campaign statements for the reporting periods of October 19, 2014 through June 30, 2015, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200 and 84605 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $7,500.

    California Conservative PAC - Stip

    11. In the Matter of Lewis for Water Board 2013 and Brenda Lewis; FPPC No. 16/322 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson and Associate Governmental Program Analyst Dominika Wojenska. Brenda Lewis was the successful candidate for the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Board of Directors in the November 5, 2013 General Election. Lewis for Water Board 2013 was her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Lewis failed to timely file seven semiannual campaign statements for the reporting period of October 21, 2013 through December 31, 2016, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (7 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $5,621.  

    Lewis - Stip

    12. In the Matter of Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee – State and Rita Copeland; FPPC No. 17/617. Staff: Commission Counsel Michael W. Hamilton and Program Specialist Grant Beauchamp. The Stanislaus Democratic Central Committee is local general purpose committee. Rita Copeland is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Copeland failed to timely file two pre-election campaign statements for the reporting period of March 31, 2013 through June 8, 2013 and October 19, 2014 through October 25, 2014, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5 and 84200.8 (1 count); and one 24-Hour Report, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $3,500.  

    Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee - Stip

    13. In the Matter of Ramirez for Senate 2013, Francisco Ramirez for Hanford City Council 2014, and Francisco Ramirez; FPPC No. 15/1277 (Streamline Settlement). Staff:  Commission Counsel Michael W. Hamilton and Special Investigator Ann Flaherty. Francisco Ramirez was an unsuccessful candidate for State Senate District 16 in the May 21, 2013 Primary Election and a successful candidate for Hanford City Council in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Ramirez for Senate 2013 was the candidate-controlled committee in the 2013 Primary Election. The Senate Committee and Ramirez failed to timely file one semiannual campaign statement covering the reporting period of May 5, 2013 through June 30, 2013, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Francisco Ramirez for Hanford City Council 2014 was the candidate-controlled committee in the 2014 General Election. The City Council Committee and Ramirez failed to timely file a Statement of Organization, in violation of Government Code Section 84101 (1 count); two pre-election campaign statements covering the reporting periods of January 1, 2014 through October 18, 2014, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5 and 84200.7 (2 counts); and one semiannual campaign statement covering the reporting period of October 19, 2014 through December 31, 2014, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty:  $1,075.  

    Ramirez - Stip

    14. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Two New Council Members and John Wolf; FPPC No. 15/2061 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Commission Counsel Michael W. Hamilton and Special Investigator George Aradi. The Respondents are represented by Cary Davidson of Reed & Davidson LLP. Committee to Elect Two New Council Members was a primarily formed Committee to support two candidates, Eugene Sun and Dennis Kneier, for San Marino City Council in the November 5, 2015 General Election. John Wolf was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Wolf failed to timely file a pre-election campaign statement for reporting period of January 1, 2015 through October 17, 2015, in violation of Government Code Sections 84200.5 and 84200.8 (1 count); and one 24-Hour Report, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty:  $446.  

    Wolf - Stip

    15. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Brett Frazier for Supervisor 2018, Brett F. Frazier, and Janet Bitter; FPPC No. 18/389 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Brett Frazier was a successful candidate for Supervisor of Madera County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Committee to Elect Brett Frazier for Supervisor 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. Janet Bitter was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Frazier, and Bitter failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $404.  

    Frazier - Stip

    16. In the Matter of Jeanette S. Kroppmann for Assessor Clerk Recorder 2018 and Jeanette Kroppmann; FPPC No. 18/521 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Jeanette Kroppmann was an unsuccessful candidate for Assessor Clerk Recorder of Mendocino County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Jeanette S. Kroppmann for Assessor Clerk Recorder 2018 is her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Kroppmann failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $361.

    Kroppmann - Stip

    17. In the Matter of Committee to Elect James W. Hamilton for Auditor-Controller 2018, James W. Hamilton, and James P. Erb; FPPC No. 18/557 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Intake Manager Tara Stock. James W. Hamilton was a successful candidate for San Luis Obispo Auditor-Controller in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Committee to Elect James W. Hamilton 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. James P. Erb is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Hamilton, and Erb failed to timely file a pre-election campaign statement covering the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $350.  

    Hamilton - Stip

    18. In the Matter of Committee to Elect David Hernandez for Lt. Governor 2018 and David Hernandez; FPPC No. 18/567 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. David Hernandez was an unsuccessful candidate for Lt. Governor of California in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Committee to Elect David Hernandez for Lt. Governor 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Hernandez failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $286.  

    Hernandez - Stip

    19. In the Matter of Ted Williams for Supervisor 2018, Ted Williams, and Norman L. De Vall; FPPC No. 18/526 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Ted Williams was a successful candidate for Supervisor of Mendocino County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Ted Williams for Supervisor 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. Norman L. De Vall was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee Williams and Vall failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $278.  

    Williams - Stip

    20. In the Matter of Shawna Jeavons for Supervisor 2018 and Shawna Jeavons; FPPC No. 18/386 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Shawna Jeavons was an unsuccessful candidate for Supervisor of Mendocino County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Shawna Jeavons for Supervisor 2018 is her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Jeavons failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $264.  

    Jeavons - Stip

    21. In the Matter of Josh Ferguson for Senate 2018 and Josh Ferguson; FPPC No. 18/421 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Josh Ferguson was an unsuccessful candidate for State Senate District 29 in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Josh Ferguson for Senate 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Ferguson failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $252.  

    Ferguson - Stip

    22. In the Matter of Saxon for Sheriff 2018 and Timothy Saxon; FPPC No. 18/545 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Timothy Saxon was a successful candidate for Sheriff of Trinity County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Saxon for Sheriff 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Saxon failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $239.

    Saxon - Stip

    23. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Kenny Curtzwiler for District V Supervisor 2018 and Kenny Curtzwiler; FPPC No. 18/383 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Kenny Curtzwiler was an unsuccessful candidate for District V Supervisor of El Dorado County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Committee to Elect Kenny Curtzwiler for District V Supervisor 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Curtzwiler failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $232.  

    Curtzwiler - Stip

    24. In the Matter of Committee to Re-Elect Tracy Kennedy Desmond Tax Collector - Treasurer June 2018 and Tracy Kennedy Desmond; FPPC No. 18/416 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Tracey Desmond was a successful candidate for Tax Collector of Madera County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Committee to Re-Elect Tracy Kennedy Desmond Tax Collector - Treasurer June 2018 is her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Desmond failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $227.  

    Desmond - Stip

    25. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Kerri Cobb District 5 Supervisor 2018, Kerri Cobb, and McCoy K. Cobb; FPPC No. 18/527 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Kerri Cobb was an unsuccessful candidate for District 5 Supervisor of Lassen County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. McCoy K. Cobb was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee to Elect Kerri Cobb District 5 Supervisor 2018 is her candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and the Cobbs failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $227.  

    Cobb - Stip

    26. In the Matter of Vern Warnke for Sheriff 2018, Vern Warnke, and Kathy Warnke; FPPC No. 18/388 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Vern Warnke was a successful candidate for Merced County Sheriff in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Vern Warnke for Sheriff 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Warnke failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $224.  

    Warnke - Stip

    27. In the Matter of Bruhnke for Assembly 70 2018, Rachel Bruhnke, and Christian Guzman; FPPC No. 18/576 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Rachel Bruhnke was an unsuccessful candidate for Assembly 70 in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Bruhnke for Assembly 70 2018 is her candidate-controlled committee. Christian Guzman was the Committee’s Treasurer. The Committee, Bruhnke, and Guzman failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $222.  

    Bruhnke - Stip

    28. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Robert Menvielle County Assessor 2014 and Robert Menvielle; FPPC No. 18/533 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Robert Menvielle was a successful candidate for Imperial County Assessor in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Committee to Elect Robert Menvielle County Assessor 2014 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Menvielle failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $222.  

    Menvielle - Stip

    29. In the Matter of Honsal for Sheriff 2018 and William Honsal; FPPC No. 18/544 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. William Honsal was a successful candidate for Sheriff of Humboldt County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Honsal for Sheriff 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Honsal failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $213.  

    Honsal - Stip

    30. In the Matter of Jose Ornelas for Supervisor 2018, Jose Ornelas, and Erika Ornelas; FPPC No. 18/647 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Jose Ornelas was an unsuccessful candidate for Fresno County Supervisor in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Jose Ornelas for Supervisor 2018 was his candidate-controlled committee. Erika Ornelas was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Ornelas, and Ornelas failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $212.  

    Ornelas - Stip

    31. In the Matter of Re-Elect David Robinson for Kings County Sheriff 2018, David Robinson, and Melonie Robinson; FPPC No. 18/431 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. David Robinson was a successful candidate for Sheriff of Kings County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Re-Elect David Robinson for Kings County Sheriff 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and the Robinsons failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $210.  

    Robinson - Stip

    32. In the Matter of Committee to Elect Raymond R. Castillo for Imperial County Supervisor District Five 2010, Raymond Castillo, and Louisa Saldana; FPPC No. 18/558 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Raymond Castillo was a successful candidate for Imperial County Supervisor District Five in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Committee to Elect Raymond R. Castillo for Imperial County Supervisor District Five 2010 is his candidate-controlled committee. Louisa Saldana was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee Castillo and Saldana failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $210.  

    Castillo - Stip

    33. In the Matter of Terence "Ed" Langan Supervisor District 3 2018, Terence Langan and April Langan; FPPC No. 18/571 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Terence Langan was an unsuccessful candidate for Calaveras County Supervisor District 3 in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Terence "Ed" Langan Supervisor District 3 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Langan failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $209.  

    Langan - Stip

    34. In the Matter of Friends of Michael Mahony for Orange County Supervisor 2018 and Michael Mahony; FPPC No. 18/581 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. Michael Mahony was an unsuccessful candidate for Supervisor of Orange County in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election.  Michael Mahony for Orange County Supervisor 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Mahony failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of April 22, 2018 through May 19, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.  

    Mahony - Stip

    35. In the Matter of Committee to Elect David Dodson to Board of Equalization Fourth District 2018 and David Dodson; FPPC No. 18/580 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chris Holm. David Dodson was an unsuccessful candidate for Board of Equalization Fourth District in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Committee to Elect David Dodson to Board of Equalization Fourth District 2018 is his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Dodson failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement for the reporting period of January 1, 2018 through April 21, 2018, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $207.  

    Dodson - Stip

    Campaign Non-Reporter

    36. In the Matter of Darby for District Attorney 2018; Matt Darby; Vernon McDonald; FPPC No. 18/467 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Intake Manager Tara Stock. Matt Darby was an unsuccessful candidate for Tulare County District Attorney in the June 5, 2018 Primary Election. Darby for District Attorney 2018 was his candidate-controlled committee. Vernon McDonald was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Darby, and McDonald failed to properly report the occupation and employer information for contributions received on a pre-election campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $351.   

    Darby - Stip

    37. In the Matter of Committee to Recall San Marino Councilman Kneier and John Wolf; FPPC No 18/584 (Streamline Settlement). Staff:  Commission Counsel Michael W. Hamilton and Special Investigator George Aradi. The respondents are represented by Cary Davidson of Reed & Davidson LLP. The Committee to Recall San Marino Councilman Kneier is a local primarily formed ballot measure committee. John Wolf is the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee and Wolf failed to timely report one non-monetary contribution on one pre-election campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Section 84211 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $227.  

    Recall San Marino - Stip

    Statement of Economic Interests Non-Filers

    38. In the Matter of Michael Wylie; FPPC No. 17/390 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Intake Manager Tara Stock. Michael Wylie, a former Board Member for the Downtown Long Beach Associates, failed to timely file an Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests, a 2016 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, and a Leaving Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $600.

    Wylie - Stip

    39. In the Matter of Richard L. Crimeni; FPPC No. 16/728 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West, Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert, and Staff Services Analyst Katie Trumbly. Richard L. Crimeni, a former City of Hemet Planning Commissioner, failed to timely file a 2013 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87203 (1 count); and a Leaving Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87204 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.  

    Crimeni - Stip

    40. In the Matter of Tristan Mauger; FPPC No. 18/541 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Intake Manager Tara Stock. Tristan Mauger, a Board Member for the North Fork Kings Groundwater Sustainability Agency, failed to timely file an Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests and a 2017 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $400.  

    Mauger - Stip

    Statements of Economic Interests Non-Reporter

    41. In the Matter of Robert Williams; FPPC No. 16/067 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Senior Commission Counsel Angela Brereton and Special Investigator Ann Flaherty. Robert Williams, a Planning Commissioner for the City of San Juan Capistrano, failed to timely disclose his interests in Studio 6 Architects, Inc. on three Statements of Economic Interests: one for Leaving Office with the San Juan Capistrano Planning Commission in 2013, one for his candidacy for the San Juan Capistrano City Council in 2014, and one for assuming office with the San Juan Capistrano Planning Commission in 2015, in violation of Government Code Sections 87206, 87207 and 87209 (3 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $300.  

    Williams - Stip

    42. In the Matter of Grace Robinson Hyde; FPPC No. 18/652 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Grace Robinson Hyde, a Chief Engineer and General Manager of the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles, failed to timely report her economic interests in spousal income on her 2014 and 2015 Annual Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87207 (2 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $200.  

    Hyde - Stip

    Default Proceedings   

    Default Proceedings Requesting Commission Action 

    43. In the Matter of Sallings for Santa Clara School Board 2014 and Noelani Sallings; FPPC No. 16/009. Staff: Commission Counsel Ruth Yang, Associate Governmental Program Analyst Dominika Wojenska, and Law Clerk Savannah Weil-Dye. Noelani Sallings (aka Noelani Hunt) was a successful candidate for the Santa Clara Unified School District Board of Trustees in the November 4, 2014 General Election. Sallings for Santa Clara School Board 2014 is her candidate-controlled committee for that election. The Committee and Sallings failed to timely file four semiannual campaign statements for the reporting period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017, in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (4 counts). Sallings currently serves as a Governing Board Member and has previously served as a member for the Santa Clara Unified School District’s Measure J Oversight Committee from 2009 through 2014.  While holding the offices mentioned, Sallings failed to file four Annual Statements of Economic Interests for the years of 2012 through 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 87300 (4 counts). Total Proposed Penalty: $22,000.  

    Sallings - Default

    Notice of Intent to Present Default Decision and Order at October Commission Meeting

    44. In the Matter of Christopher Pedigo for Mayor 2016 and Christopher Pedigo; FPPC No. 16/19908. Staff: Commission Counsel Theresa Gilbertson, Associate Governmental Program Analyst Dominika Wojenska, and Law Clerk Savannah Weil-Dye. Christopher Pedigo was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of Marysville in the November 8, 2018 General Election and is a current Marysville City Councilmember. Christopher Pedigo for Mayor 2016 was his candidate-controlled committee. The Committee and Pedigo failed to timely file a pre-election campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count); two 24-hour reports, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (2 counts); and one semiannual campaign statement in violation of Government Code Section 84200 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $14,000.  

    45. In the Matter of Violeta Alvarez, Re-Elect Violeta Alvarez for Bell City Council 2015 and Mario Estrada; FPPC No. 15/150. Staff: Senior Commission Council Angela J. Brereton, Special Investigator Marshall Miller, and Law Clerk Savannah Weil-Dye. Violeta Alvarez was an unsuccessful incumbent candidate for the Bell City Council in the March 3, 2015 Special Election. Re-Elect Violeta Alvarez for City Council 2015 was her candidate-controlled committee. Mario Estrada was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Alvarez, and Estrada failed to timely report all contributions and expenditures and failed to disclose all required contributor and payee information on originally filed and amended campaign statements for the reporting periods of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015, in violation of Government Code Section 84211, subdivisions (a), (b), (c), (d), (f), (i), j, and (k) (1 count). The Committee, Alvarez, and Estrada also received and made cash contributions and expenditures of $100 or more, in violation of Government Code Section 84300, subdivisions (a) and (b) (1 count), and failed to maintain supporting records for contributions and expenditures, in violation of Government Code Section 84104 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $5,500.

    46-53. General Items

    46. Updated Campaign Forms and Manuals. Staff: Trish Mayer, Assistant Chief, Legal Division and Deborah Hanephin, Manager, External Affairs and Education Division. Certain campaign forms and manuals have been revised to reflect changes as a result of recent legislation. 

    Staff Memo
    Staff Memo (08/15/2018)
    Manual 1
    - Information for State Candidates, Their Controlled Committees, and Primarily Formed Committees for State Candidates

    Manual 2 - Information for Local Candidates, Superior Court Judges, Their Controlled Committees, and Primarily Formed Committees for Local Candidates
    Manual 3 - Information for Ballot Measure Committees
    Manual 5 - Information for Major Donor Committees
    Manual 6 - Information for Independent Expenditure Committees
    Manual 7 - Information for Slate Mailer Organizations
    Form 501 - Candidate Intention Statement (for candidates only)
    Form 410 – Statement of Organization – Recipient Committee 

    47. Adoption of Amendments to Regulation 18700.2. Staff: Brian Lau, Acting General Counsel and Sukhi Brar, Senior Counsel, Legal Division. Regulation 18700.2 is being amended to better clarify when an official’s interest in a business entity is also an interest in that business entity’s parent, subsidiary or otherwise related business entity for purposes of the Act’s conflicts of interest provisions. The amendments also propose an exception to when an official has an interest in a parent or subsidiary of a business entity when the subsidiary has not been listed on reports filed by the parent corporation with the SEC or on an annual report and the official has stock ownership below a certain threshold. 

    Staff Memo
    Regulation 18700.2

    48. Bitcoin. Staff: Brian Lau, Acting General Counsel, and Zachary Norton, Senior Commission Counsel, Legal Division. The Commission will discuss the use of Bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies, to make a contribution and provide direction to Staff for a possible regulatory proposal to be considered for adoption at the Commission's September 20, 2018, meeting. 

    OAL Notice for Regulation 18215.4
    Proposed Regulation 18215.4 (three options)

    49. Committee Updates  

    Law and Policy Committee Update (This Committee did not meet this month)
    Budget and Personnel Committee Update (This Committee did not meet this month) 

    50. Legislative Update. Legislative and External Affairs. Phillip Ung, Director.  

    Staff Memo
    Amendments to AB 2155

    51. Advice Letter Report and Commission Review. Staff: Brian Lau, Acting General Counsel. The Commission may review and discuss advice letters that have been issued since the July Executive Staff Report. The Commission may act to withdraw the advice provided.  

    Advice Letter Report

    52. Executive Staff Reports.

    Enforcement Division. Galena West, Enforcement Chief
    Legal Division. Brian Lau, Acting General Counsel
    External Affairs and Education. Deborah Hanephin, Manager

    Executive Staff Report

    53. Commissioner Comments and Proposed Future Agenda Items. Note: While a Commissioner may identify a topic of interest, the Commission may not substantially discuss or take action on any matter raised during the meeting that is not included on this agenda, except to decide to place the matter on the agenda of a future meeting. (Government Code Sections 11125 & 11125.7(a).)

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