Announcement from City Attorney’s Office on Financing of Independent Committees
The City Attorney’s office has determined it will not enforce Section 8B.4(b)(2) of the City Code which established a $250 limit on contributions from any person or entity to an Independent committee in aid of or in opposition to the election of a candidate for municipal office.
The courts have recently held that such limitations on independent committees as to expenditures, and now as to contributions, violate their First Amendment rights.
Section 8B.4(b)(2) of the City Code
The city council does hereby establish campaign contribution limits as $250 per election by any person to an independent committee in aid of and/or in opposition to the nomination or election of a candidate for municipal office.