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On the Brink of Clean: Launching San Francisco's New Campaign Finance Reforms

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Publication Date: March 2002

Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Author(s): Paul S. Ryan

Funder(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York; Penney Family Fund

Funder(s): Carnegie Corporation of New York; Penney Family Fund

Special Collection: CGS

Topic: Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: Public Financing

Type: Report

Coverage: California

Abstract:

Report examines the city's new campaign finance law, which will create the first publicly financed elections in the city's history in November 2002. Based on six months of study the report proposes a series of reforms to close loopholes in the law and preserve the intent of voters who approved San Francisco's public financing system through passage of Proposition O in 2000.