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2.16.120 Participating and Certified Candidate Restrictions.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinances 189336190598 and 191335, effective July 21, 2023.)

  1. A participating or certified candidate must not:
  2. A.  Accept a contribution, other than allowable contributions, seed money or in-kind contributions as permitted by this Chapter, from any group or organization, including a political action committee, a corporation, a labor organization, or a State or local central committee of a political party;
  3. B.  Accept one or more contributions from an individual totaling more than $350 during the election cycle, other than seed money or in-kind contributions as permitted by this Chapter;
  4. C.  Make an allowable contribution from the candidate’s personal funds to the candidate’s principal campaign committee, except as permitted by the Commission and published in administrative rules.
  5. D.  Accept seed money or in-kind contributions in excess of the amounts established in Section 2.16.040.
  6. E.  Expend funds to benefit or advocate for another candidate;
  7. F.  Accept a loan from anyone for campaign purposes, other than a loan from the candidate or candidate’s spouse within seed money limitations or a loan permitted by the Commission and published in administrative rules; or
  8. G.  Transfer funds:
    1. 1.  To the candidate's campaign account from any other campaign finance entity established for the candidate, except as permitted by the Commission and published in administrative rules; and
    2. 2.  From the candidate's campaign account to any other campaign finance entity, except as permitted by the Commission and published in administrative rules.
  9. H.  Solicit for or direct contributions to other campaign finance entities to support their own election.