LINKS

by Larry Bush on 03/17/2011

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http://Cleanupcityhall.wordpress.com

A new site offering research and links promising “investigation and education in order to promote good government by informing the public about money in politics and connections between lobbyists, corporations, special interests, and elected officials.” It’s first report, “Flying Through Loopholes” received widespread attention for details on travel expenditure contributions to San Francisco elected officials.

http://www.calelectionlaw.com/

Providing legal resources and election news to California election officials and the attorneys who represent them. Editor: Randy Riddle, an expert on San Francisco election and ethics laws.

 

San Francisco Ethics Commission

http://www.sfethics.org/

 

San Francisco Elections Department:

http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=599

 

California Fair Political Practices Commission

http://www.fppc.ca.gov

California Secretary of State
Political Reform Division

http://www.ss.ca.gov

•                On-line search of state candidates’ campaign fundraising and expenditure activities

•                Copies of campaign disclosure statements for all state candidates and state ballot measures

•                State elections and voter information

•                How to obtain campaign Committee Identification Numbers

•                How to terminate a committee

California Office of the Attorney General

http://www.caag.state.ca.us

•                Information about California’s open meetings laws (“The Brown Act”)

•                How to avoid conflicts of interest when acting on government contracts (California Government Code Section 1090)

California State Franchise Tax Board

http://www.ftb.ca.gov

•                Information about a political committee’s tax status

•                Contributions to tax deductible organizations

•                Other state tax-related questions

Federal Elections Commission http://www.fec.gov

•                Laws regarding political contributions from national banks and national corporations

•                Laws regarding political contributions from foreign nationals

U.S. Office of Government Ethics

http://www.usoge.gov

•                Federal Conflict of Interest laws and Standards of Conduct for Executive Branch employees

U.S. House of Representatives
Office of the Clerk of the House
Office of Records and Registration Phone

http://clerkweb.house.gov/lrc/pd/lobby/lobby.cfm

•                Federal lobbying registrations and reports

United States Internal Revenue Service

http://www.irs.ustreas.gov

Guidestar (nonprofit filings)

www.guidestar.com

Los Angeles Ethics Commission:

http://ethics.lacity.org/

 

City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission

www.oaklandnet.com/government/public_ethics/webpage.html

City of San Diego Ethics Commission

http://www.sannet.gove/ethics/index.shtml

New York City Campaign Finance Board

http://www.cfb.nyc.ny.us

City of Seattle Ethics & Elections Commission

http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/ethics

Council on Governmental Ethics Laws

www.cogel.org

 

Center for Govnermental Studies:

http://www.cgs.org/

 

California Voter Foundation

www.calvoter.org

 

Bay Citizen

www.baycitizen.org

 

SFAppeal

www.sfappeal.com

 

California Watch

www.californiawatch.org

 

San Francisco Usual Suspects

www.sfusualsuspects.com

 

San Francisco Weekly Snitch

http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/

 

San Francisco Bay Guardian Politics Blog

http://www.sfbg.com/politics

 

Beyond Chron

www.beyondchron.org

 

Fog City Journal

www.fogcityjournal.com

 

Able Dart’s Wall

http://abledartsbathroomwall.yuku.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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