Cleveland, OH Fair Campaign Finance Commission

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Cleveland, OH, US

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Type: Policy

Status: Established in 1994

Source File: http://www.cleveland-oh.gov/government/departments/faircamp/faircampind.html

Description:

The three member board are responsible for overseeing the financing of campaigns for Mayor and Cleveland City Council. The Fair Campaign Finance Commission was created following passage by Cleveland voters of the Charter amendment in the November 1994 general election.

MISSION
To oversee compliance with the City of Cleveland's Campaign finance laws. To review the Campaign finance reports filed by candidates to assure that relevant campaign contribution and spending limits are adhered to, monitor the timeliness of candidate filings of required reports, cite those in violation of the campaign finance laws, conduct public hearings of candidate appeals, and levy fines for un-remediated violations.

To provide information on the City's campaign finance laws, release to the public a list of all candidates who accept voluntary expenditure limitations, and maintain records of all declarations and reports filed by candidates.

PROGRAM NAME: CANDIDATE COMPLIANCE

OBJECTIVE:

  • To assure that candidates follow the City of Cleveland's laws governing the raising and spending of campaign funds.

ACTIVITY:

  • Review campaign finance reports filed by candidates to ensure that relevant campaign contribution and spending limits are adhered to.
  • Cite those in violation of campaign finance laws.
  • Conduct public hearings of candidate appeals.
  • Levy fines for un-remediated violations.

PROGRAM NAME: INFORMATION SERVICES

OBJECTIVE:

  • To provide information to candidates and the public about the City's campaign finance laws.

ACTIVITY:

  • Release to the public a list of all candidates who accept voluntary expenditure limitations.

PROGRAM NAME: RECORDS MAINTENANCE

OBJECTIVE:

  • To maintain records of all declarations and reports filed by candidates.

ACTIVITY:

  • Monitor time lines of candidates' filings of required reports.
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