July 2017 Agenda


Commission Meeting


California Fair Political Practices Commission

State Personnel Board

801 Capitol Mall, Room 150

Sacramento, CA 95814

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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.


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 - Brian T. Hildreth (item 3)

Comment Letter - Richard Rios (item 3)

Comment Letter - Nicholas L. Sanders (item 3)

Comment Letter - Max Kanin (item 3)

Comment Letter - Thomas A. Willis (item 3)

Comment Letter - John Burton (item 3)

2. Approval of Commission Minutes

3. General Item

3. In re Rios Opinion Request. Staff: General Counsel Jack Woodside and Commission Counsel Ryan O’Conner. The Commission will consider whether to issue an opinion addressing whether contribution limits apply when state candidates make contributions to a recall committee controlled by anothe state candidate. Because the matter is covered by Commission regulations, the Executive Director denied the request. The requestor seeks a review of this denial by the Commission.

Staff Memorandum

Rios Appeal

Leg Counsel Opinion

Rios Denial

Rios Request

Additional Information

You can obtain further information about the meeting by contacting the Commission Assistant, Tel. (916) 322-5745. Written comments on agenda items should be submitted to the Commission no later than 12:00 p.m. the day before the meeting in order to afford the Commissioners adequate time to fully consider the comments. E-mail comment letters directly to CommAsst@fppc.ca.gov.

Members of the public may listen to the meeting by phone by calling (877) 411-9748; access code 723284.

The meeting location is accessible to the disabled. Persons who, due to a disability, need assistance in order to participate in this meeting should, prior to the meeting, contact the Commission Assistant at (916) 322-5745 or CommAsst@fppc.ca.gov and ADACoordinator@fppc.ca.gov. TTY/TDD and Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service to submit comments on an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities. Please allow three business days between the request and the meeting date.