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FPPC: Our Files Are Open

by Larry Bush on 03/15/2011

in Paper Trails

The California Fair Political Practices Commission began public release of open investigations in September 2010, determining that the earlier interpretation of the California Public Records Act did not require that the files be kept secret. This is in direct contrast with the opinion of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, City Attorney and District Attorney George Gascon.

The complete opinion letter is here. The key provision reads, “As discussed above, the decision to post the sworn complaint and Commission letter stating it is opening an investigation is in no way a departure from the 23 year Commission policy of providing access to enforcement complaint files. This decision is consistent with the well-established policy of providing full, timely and meaningful disclosure of Commission documents.”

Also, click here for Gavin Newsom’s donors for his Lieutenant Governor’s Inaugural, including a $50,000 contribution from one source.

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