Benicia, CA In Support of Clean Money and Fair Elections

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Benicia, CA, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 4/4/06

Source File: http://www.ci.benicia.ca.us/councilagendas/reports/XI-B_campaign_staff.pdf

Text:

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BENICIA EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY BILL 583, AS AMENDED, HANCOCK POLITICAL REFORM ACT OF 1974: CALIFORNIA CLEAN MONEY AND FAIR ELECTIONS ACT OF 2006

WHEREAS, AB 583 establishes a voluntary system of public financing of political campaigns for all legislative and statewide elective offices; and

WHEREAS, this bill also submits these Political Reform Act (PRA) changes for voter approval on the June 2008 primary election ballot; and

WHEREAS, The California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act is based on the Arizona system, which has been in effect since 2000; and

WHEREAS, the authors of the bill maintain that under the Arizona system, voter turnout has gone up, less money is spent in campaigns, and polls show that public trust and confidence in government’s ability to act has increased...

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Benicia supports AB 583, as amended, Hancock Political Reform Act of 1974: California Clean Money and Fair Elections Act of 2006.

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