At the meeting they pontificated with the usual noise about how nothing that they are given changes how they vote yadda, yadda, yadda. Anyone with even a few functioning brain cells knows that if donations didn’t influence commissioners there wouldn’t be any corporate or lobbyist donations. Duh!
Well done David!!!
Here’s what it does:
“The attached Ordinance would only permit natural persons to make contributions to any candidate for the office of Mayor or City Commissioner.
The Ordinance would prohibit all entities and organizations (including, but not limited to, corporations, LLC’s, sole proprietorships, banks, labor unions, political committees and unincorporated associations) from making campaign contributions to any candidate for the office of Mayor or City Commissioner.
Additionally, the Ordinance would make it unlawful for any candidate for the office of Mayor or City Commissioner to accept contributions from any entity or organization.
Definitions have been included to further define the entities and organizations that are prohibited from making campaign contributions to candidates for local office.”
(From a memo to the commission from David M. Wolpin and Anthony Soroka on behalf of Weiss Serota Helfman law firm.)To read the entire ordinance go to: http://dbagenda.com/2011-11-08/Exported%20OV%20Docs/Item%209.1/index.html and click on the items on the very top of the page.