CHAPTER 27 ELECTIONS
Article I. Disclosure of Campaign Contributions.
Sec. 27-1-1. Purpose.
(a) The proper operation of democratic government requires that monetary
and nonmonetary contributions to campaigns on behalf of or in opposition to a
candidate or a ballot measure, while a legitimate form of public participation
in the political process, should not permit particular individuals or
organizations to exert a controlling or undue influence on the election of city
council members or the passage or defeat of ballot measures.
article seeks to enable each city voter to cast an informed vote by requiring
that candidates and ballot measure committees receiving one thousand dollars or
more during an election cycle disclose campaign contributions prior to the
election by providing such information to the city clerk to be posted on the
city website. (Ord. No. 1377, § 3 (part).)