Supervisors to consider new cap on campaign contributions for local candidates

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Nov. 3 will hold its initial public hearing on a proposal to cap individual campaign contributions to local candidates in any election at $20,000. Supervisor Kevin Jeffries, joined by Supervisor Chuck Washington, first introduced the proposal in August, and in the last three months, the Office of County Counsel has worked to finetune Ordinance No. 963, which would establish firm parameters on the amounts that can be donated to candidates for assessor-clerk recorder, auditor-controller, county supervisor, district attorney, sheriff and treasurer-tax collector. The proposal points to the need for ``transparency'' and equity, mainly for candidates who are ``facing deep pockets opponents'' and are in need of a level playing field, financial
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