Gotham Gazette City Council Rushes Through Campaign Finance Bills by Ben Max

Gotham Gazette
Gotham Gazette
City Council Rushes Through Campaign Finance Bills
Ben Max
12/14/2016

The City Council is rushing through a package of bills to reform the city’s campaign finance system. About a dozen bills driven by Council members’ frustrations with the Campaign Finance Board and its rigorous reporting system are being moved through the Council at an almost unseen pace, raising eyebrows.

There are actually two packages of bills that will be passed through the Council this week: one that has been sitting idle for months after a hearing, which will go through the governmental operations committee, and the second, which only had a hearing on November 21, and is moving through the standards and ethics committee.

The first group of bills was the result of the independent Campaign Finance Board’s most recent post-election report; the second group from Council members.

Issue: 
Good Government