Walter Mencken 10:42 a.m., July 1
Fair Political Practices Commission Finds "Yes on Prop A" Ads Violate State Law
The "Yes on Prop A" folks have a bit of work to do in upcoming days. At the top of the list, stop airing television ads with inadequate disclaimers at the beginning and end.
Today, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) notified proponents of Prop A — who would like to do away with a city requirement to use project labor agreements on construction projects — that their ads on both television stations and their website violated California's Political Reform Act. The commission found that the ads on the website did not have a long enough disclaimer. In addition, the written disclaimer at the end of the ad was hard to see.
The commission warned that if the ads continue to air, then injunctions would follow.
According to a press release, the 'No On Prop A' camp has asked that TV stations cease airing the spots. And now, they have the FPPC to back them up.
“I applaud the FPPC for weighing in against campaign ads that don’t comply with public disclosure requirements,” said former San Diego city councilmember Donna Frye. “It’s more than a little ironic, however, that the backers of Prop A, who talk a good game about transparency, are the same ones who can’t seem to play by the rules.”
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