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Late donations poured in for bond measure

Original post made on Feb 7, 2012

==B Update and correction.== In the two weeks before and one week after the Nov. 8 election, corporate donors gave $68,500 to promote Measure H, a $564 million bond measure for the San Mateo County Community College District.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 8:52 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Kudos to the Almanac for staying on top of this issue!

Sounds like the Measure H campaign not only was late in filing this campaign report, but failed to file late contribution reports (FPPC Form 497)
"A late contribution is a monetary or nonmonetary
contribution, including a loan, or a combination of
monetary and nonmonetary contributions and loans,
Totals $1,000 or more from a single source that is
made to or received by a candidate, a controlled
committee, or a committee primarily formed to
support or oppose a candidate(s) or measure(s);
Is made or received during the 16 days
immediately preceding the election in which the
recipient candidate or measure is to be voted on.
(Gov. Code section 82036.)"
Also, since they have filed an FPPC 410 termination report they must disclose where the left over assets were distributed.

Posted by Editor, a resident of another community
on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Correction: In an earlier online version of this story, the Almanac reported that donations made during the two weeks prior to the Measure H election were not disclosed to the public until after the election.

The Almanac subsequently discovered that the campaign committee for the Measure H, called the Citizens for Support of Community Colleges in San Mateo County, had filed before the election forms 497 with the San Mateo County Elections Office, reporting contributions made during that two-week period.

Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

On Nov. 2 2011 I received an e-mail from Megan Krat of San Mateo County Election in respone to my request: "Megan, have there been any late contribution filings for Measure H (College Bond) that you can e-mail to me?"
There were NO 495's mentioned in her response.

Posted by Jack Hickey, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:51 am

Correction, there were NO 497's in her respone.

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