Anaheim City Council Deadlocks on Campaign Finance Reform Following FBI Corruption Probe

Anaheim City Council members deadlocked on a campaign finance reform in an effort to lessen special interests’ influence on policy decisions, which has come under intense public scrutiny since revelations of an FBI corruption probe into City Hall.

After a majority of the council debated the issue for hours – over the course of two city council meetings this month – council members deadlocked 3-3 late Tuesday night over an ordinance that would’ve required a 72-hour reporting window for all campaign contributions of $ 250 or more, along with mandatory recusal periods.

The deadlock comes after residents have been continuously calling for council members to limit the influence of special interest groups – the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, the LA Angels and Disney-funded political action committees – have on City Hall.

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