County Supes Schedule Hearing on Campaign Contributions

The county Board of Supervisors has set Dec. 4 as a public hearing about getting rid of the $1,000 limit on political party campaign contributions.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday scheduled a Dec. 4 public hearing on a plan to do away with a $1,000 limit on the amount of money political parties are allowed to contribute to candidates in county elections.

The proposal to amend the county's campaign finance laws would end the restriction on party contributions and increase the $500 donation limit for individuals, in step with the area's inflation rate.

The individual donation level would be adjusted for inflation by the Registrar of Voters in $50 increments, tied to changes in the consumer price index for San Diego County.

The supervisors unanimously voted, without comment, to schedule the public hearing.

The issue stems from the resolution of a lawsuit involving the city of San Diego, in which a judge struck down prior party contribution limits as being too restrictive.

City officials have been wrestling with proposed changes to San Diego's campaign finance ordinance for most of this year. The City Council was scheduled to take action last week on proposed amendments, but the item was postponed to give the City Attorney's Office more time to study certain legal issues.

Because of the judicial ruling, political parties can give as much money as they want in city of San Diego campaigns this year. The Nov. 6 general election will decide a replacement for termed-out Mayor Jerry Sanders and whether Councilwoman Sherri Lightner will retain her seat representing the northwestern portion of town.

-City News Service

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