Campaign Commission Looks at Public Financing

By Judith Scherr
Tuesday June 20, 2006

Depite a warning from the city attorney that her office hasn’t time to prepare a ballot measure on publicly financing local elections, the Fair Campaign Practices Commission will meet Thursday to discuss putting the measure on the ballot. 

The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. 

The City Council voted to charge the FCPC with reviewing the measure, but the city attorney discouraged the commission from meeting in a special session earlier this month to do so. 

Supporters say if the city attorney hasn’t time to write the measure, the city can get outside lawyers to do it. The measure must go to council for approval before being placed on the ballot.