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.
(b) This 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).)