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Fair Campaign Practices Commission
Mayor Jesse Arreguín violated Berkeley’s election laws in 2016; must pay fine
The mayor’s campaign manager paid for expenses with her personal credit card but did not get reimbursed quickly enough so the payments became illegal donations.
Commission to investigate whether Berkeley mayor violated election law
By not reimbursing the expenses borne by his campaign manager in a timely fashion, Jesse Arreguín may have violated the law 18 times.
Did property owners group violate election laws? Hearing has been set
Berkeley’s watchdog campaign committee will hold a hearing to see if a property owners group violated election filing laws in 2016.
Suit against zoning board’s Tregub resolved after apology
Current ZAB commissioner Igor Tregub. Photo: courtesy Igor Tregub The president of the Berkeley Property Owners Alliance has dropped a libel lawsuit against Igor Tregub, a former candidate for the Rent Stabilization Board and a current Zoning Adjustments Board commissioner, ending three years of controversy. Sid Lakireddy and Tregub resolved the lawsuit after Tregub agreed to […]
$2,750 fine assessed after Measure S campaign violations
FCPC commissioners review papers in a May 2013 meeting. (Note: Some of these commissioners are no longer serving.) Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Update, Jan. 17: Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission voted Thursday night to increase the fine for “Yes on S” campaign violations to $3,750, according to the East Bay Express. The campaign had failed to list the individual […]
FCPC looks into alleged violations by Yes on S supporters
Members of the Fair Campaign Practices Commission review material before their Oct. 25 meeting. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Fair Campaign Practices Commission has decided to investigate whether any campaign laws were broken when the Yes on Measure S campaign paid people from $50 to $100 in cash to pass out campaign material on election day. […]
Sid Lakireddy sues rent board candidates for libel
The four Rent Board candidates who are being sued are Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Igor Tregub, Judy Shelton and Asa Dodsworth The nephew of a notorious landlord who was sent to prison for transporting minors from India for the purpose of illegal sexual activity has filed a defamation lawsuit against four former Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board candidates. Sid […]
Landlord-backed group fined for campaign violations
The FCPC commissioners review their papers before a meeting. From left: Brad Smith, Jennifer Lombardi, Patrick O’Donnell, and Anna De Leon. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The FCPC commissioners review their papers before a meeting. From left: Brad Smith, Jennifer Lombardi, Patrick O’Donnell, and Anna De Leon. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Fair Campaign Practices Commission on Thursday […]
Commission to consider alleged campaign violations
One of the mailers sent out by the Tenants United For Fairness slate mailer organization The November 2012 election has come and gone, but Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission will address some alleged violations of campaign law on Thursday night. The commission is scheduled to take a look at donations made to a Slate Mailer […]
Board candidate accuses Capitelli aide of trespassing
Pamela Gray, an aide to Laurie Capitelli, took this photo of campaign signs she said she found in Alejandro Soto-Vigil’s recycling bin on Monday Pamela Gray, an aide to Laurie Capitelli, took this photo of campaign signs she said she found in Alejandro Soto-Vigil’s recycling bin on Monday A candidate for the Berkeley Rent Board, […]
Commission won’t review veracity of campaign literature
Members of the Fair Campaign Practices Commission review material before their Oct. 25 meeting. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission declined Thursday night to take up the question of whether the Yes on Measure T campaign had fraudulently stated on mailers that SEIU Local 1021 endorsed the measure when in fact it had […]