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Stipulations and Orders

The Ethics Commission resolves its enforcement actions in a variety of ways, including issuing enforcement orders following administrative hearings, negotiating the terms of stipulated settlements, and concluding minor cases through streamlined programs.

Administrative Enforcement Orders

In lieu of settling an enforcement matter, a respondent may elect to proceed to an administrative hearing for a determination regarding violations of the City's campaign, lobbying, or ethics laws. Following the hearing, the Commission may issue an Administrative Enforcement Order requiring the respondent to pay a monetary penalty to the City's general fund.

Date ViolationCase Name
07/13/12campaign violationsB.D. Howard (Case No. 2010-42): Administrative Enforcement Order (PDF); Resolution (PDF)
08/16/10conflict of interest Nancy Graham (Case No. 2008-54): Administrative Enforcement Order (PDF); Resolution (PDF)
05/03/10campaign disclosure Marti Emerald (Case No. 2008-73): Administrative Enforcement Order (PDF); Resolution (PDF)
07/11/08campaign violations Luis Acle (Case No. 2006-59): Administrative Enforcement Order (PDF); Resolution (PDF)

Stipulations

The Commission staff and respondent may resolve an enforcement matter through a negotiated settlement, which typically involves the payment of a monetary penalty to the City's general fund. All stipulations are submitted to the Ethics Commission for approval.

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2014

Date ViolationCase Name
08/14/14campaign advertisingSarah Boot (Case No. 2014-23) (PDF)
07/10/14money launderingRichard Ahumada (Case No. 2013-26 (RA)) (PDF)
07/10/14money launderingOlivia Falcone (Case No. 2013-26 (OF)) (PDF)
07/10/14money launderingElliot Grossman (Case No. 2013-26 (EG)) (PDF)
07/10/14money launderingSean Hughes (Case No. 2013-26 (SH)) (PDF)
07/10/14money launderingWilliam Noon (Case No. 2013-26 (WN)) (PDF)
07/10/14money launderingMichael Pedace (Case No. 2013-26 (MP)) (PDF)
07/10/14money launderingChristopher Peterson (Case No. 2013-26 (CP)) (PDF)
07/10/14money launderingMaria Luisa Zarate Lajud (Case No. 2013-26 (MZ)) (PDF)
07/10/14vendor debtBarry Pollard (Case No. 2013-45) (PDF)
06/12/14lobbying disclosureSan Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO (Case No. 2013-46) (PDF)
04/10/14money launderingMarc Chase (Case No. 2013-26 (MC)) (PDF)
02/13/14campaign advertisingDavid Alvarez (Case No. 2013-39) (PDF)

2013

Date ViolationCase Name
11/14/13campaign disclosureCommunity Coalition for Myrtle Cole for City Council 2013; and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees District 36 (Case No. 2013-13) (PDF)
10/10/13campaign disclosureConservatives for Gay Rights Supporting Carl Demaio for Mayor 2012 with major funding provided by the Charles McHaffie Trust, Juan Boyce, Jesus Cardenas, and Cynara Velazquez (Case No. 2012-58) (PDF)
05/16/13contribution solicitationDwayne Crenshaw (Case No. 2013-07) (PDF)
05/16/13contribution solicitationMyrtle Cole (Case No. 2013-10) (PDF)
04/11/13campaign disclosureCalifornia for Small Business Sponsored by Neighborhood Market Association, and Neighborhood Market Association (Case No. 2012-49) (PDF)
02/14/13campaign disclosureSan Diego Police Officers Assn. Political Action Committee (Case No. 2012-63) (PDF)
02/14/13campaign violationsBrian Pollard (Case No. 2013-01) (PDF)

2012

Date ViolationCase Name
10/11/12campaign violationsSan Diegans for Retirement Security - Oppose Demaio for Mayor 2012; San Diego Can Do Better, No on Measure B for Retirement Fairness; American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFL-CIO; AFSCME California People; and AFSCME Local 127 (Case No. 2012-18) (PDF)
10/11/12campaign disclosureSan Diego City Fire Fighters, Local 145 PAC (Case No. 2012-20) (PDF)
10/11/12campaign advertisingToo Extreme for San Diego - To Oppose Carl Demaio For Mayor 2012, Sponsored by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO and San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO (Case No. 2012-23) (PDF)
10/11/12campaign advertisingAmerican Federation of Teachers Guild Local 1931 San Diego and Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College Districts Committee on Political Education (Case No. 2012-24) (PDF)
10/11/12campaign disclosureCalifornia Teamsters Public Affairs Council, Public Affairs (Case No. 2012-50) (PDF)
08/10/12Statement of Economic InterestsRobert Griswold (Case No. 2012-17) (PDF)
03/09/12lobbying disclosureDowntown San Diego Partnership (Case No. 2012-03) (PDF)
03/09/12Statement of Economic InterestsTimothy Golba (Case No. 2011-76) (PDF)
02/09/12Statement of Economic InterestsBertha Alicia Gonzales (Case No. 2011-71) (PDF)

2011

Date ViolationCase Name
12/15/11lobbying disclosureSan Diego Association of Realtors (Case No. 2011-65) (PDF)
12/15/11campaign disclosureYes on Propositions A, B and C Committee, and William Baber (Case No. 2011-60) (PDF)
10/13/11campaign disclosureUnite Here San Diego: A Sponsored Committee of Unite Here International and Unite Here Local 30 (Case No. 2011-61) (PDF)
10/13/11misuse of City resourcesMarti Emerald (Case No. 2011-66) (PDF)
07/14/11campaign disclosureRobert Ilko (Case No. 2011-33) (PDF)
06/09/11campaign disclosureWorking San Diegans PAC, Supporting Howard Wayne 2010, With Major Funding From AFSCME (Case No. 2010-87) (PDF)
05/12/11campaign disclosureSan Diego Works! Sponsored by San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO, San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO, and Xavier Martinez (Case No. 2010-86) (PDF)
05/12/11campaign disclosureSan Diegans for Healthy Neighborhoods and a Strong Economy to Support Felipe Hueso for City Council - 2010 Sponsored by San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO, San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council AFL-CIO, and Xavier Martinez (Case No. 2010-91) (PDF)
05/12/11lobbying disclosureLatitude 33 Planning & Engineering (Case No. 2011-05) (PDF)
04/14/11lobbying disclosureRonald L. Buckley Consulting (Case No. 2011-02) (PDF)
04/14/11lobbying disclosureGerding Edlen Development (Case No. 2011-04) (PDF)
04/14/11lobbying disclosureUnite Here Local 30 (Case No. 2011-07) (PDF)
04/14/11campaign disclosureInternational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569 Committee on Political Education and Kinde Durkee (Case No. 2010-89) (PDF)
01/20/11lobbying disclosureJulie Hamilton (Case No. 2010-80) (PDF)

2010

Date ViolationCase Name
10/14/10campaign disclosureAdrian Vazquez (Case No. 2010-43) (PDF)
10/14/10campaign advertisingSan Diegans for Accountability at City Hall, Yes on D (Case No. 2010-39) (PDF)
10/14/10campaign disclosureBrian Pollard (Case No. 2010-11) (PDF)
07/08/10campaign advertisingSan Diego Safe Beaches Coalition (Case No. 2008-64) (PDF)
07/08/10lobbying disclosureBartell & Associates (Case No. 2010-07) (PDF)
02/11/10campaign disclosureYou Empower Our Community and Neighborhood Market Association (Case No. 2008-71) (PDF)
02/11/10campaign disclosureOur City Our Responsibility and Neighborhood Market Association (Case No. 2009-48) (PDF)

2009

Date ViolationCase Name
12/10/09lobbying disclosurePublic Solutions (Case No. 2009-26) (PDF)
11/12/09campaign disclosureEugene Heytow (Case No. 2009-36) (PDF)
11/12/09campaign disclosureRobert Lehman (Case No. 2009-37) (PDF)
11/12/09campaign disclosureSherman Mendoza (Case No. 2009-38) (PDF)
10/09/09lobbying disclosureLancaster Consulting Corp. (Case No. 2009-56) (PDF)
10/09/09lobbying disclosureCoast Law Group LLP (Case No. 2009-54) (PDF)
09/10/09campaign disclosureRichard Rider (Case No. 2009-58) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureLounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak (Case No. 2009-21) (PDF)
08/13/09campaign disclosureInternational Association of Firefighters FIREPAC, Non-Federal (Case No. 2009-51) (PDF)
07/09/09lobbying disclosureCommunity Housingworks (Case No. 2009-04) (PDF)
07/09/09campaign disclosureLorena Gonzalez and Xavier Martinez (Case No. 2008-75) (PDF)
05/15/09lobbying disclosureCornerstone Strategies (Case No. 2008-59) (PDF)
04/09/09Statement of Economic InterestsArturo Castro (amended) (Case No. 2008-65) (PDF)
03/13/09contribution solicitationStephen Whitburn (Case No. 2008-63) (PDF)
03/13/09Statement of Economic InterestsMichael Mueller (Case No. 2008-30) (PDF)
01/16/09lobbying disclosureGorton, Moore & Mulanix (Case No. 2008-60) (PDF)

2008

Date ViolationCase Name
12/11/08campaign recordsHoward Wayne (Case No. 2008-57) (PDF)
09/11/08contribution solicitationMichael Aguirre (Case No. 2007-93) (PDF)
09/11/08Statement of Economic InterestsPaul Johnson (Case Nos. 2008-29 and 2008-51) (PDF)
08/14/08contribution solicitationRichard Geisler (Case No. 2008-22) (PDF)
08/14/08contribution solicitationCarl DeMaio (Case No. 2008-10) (PDF)

2007

Date ViolationCase Name
12/13/07Statement of Economic InterestsChristopher Clifford (Case No. 2007-46) (PDF)
11/08/07lobbying disclosureArt Castanares (Case No. 2007-39) (PDF)
11/08/07campaign disclosureBen Hueso (Case No. 2006-16) (PDF)
09/13/07deposit of contributionsRon Roberts and F. Laurence Scott, Jr. (Case No. 2007-38) (PDF)
06/14/07campaign disclosureMatthew Moncayo (Case No. 2006-67) (PDF)
05/18/07Statement of Economic InterestsJim Madaffer (Case No. 2006-42) (PDF)
05/10/07campaign disclosureGloria Tyler – Mallery (Case No. 2006-62) (PDF)
03/08/07vendor debtTony Young (Case No. 2005-69) (PDF)
02/08/07lobbying disclosureCynthia Morgan (Case No. 2006-12) (PDF)
02/08/07campaign disclosureDwayne Crenshaw (Case No. 2006-63) (PDF)

2006

Date ViolationCase Name
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsMichael Witkin (Case No. 2006-25) (PDF)
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsMary Zoeller (Case No.2006-36) (PDF)
09/18/06campaign disclosureContinuing the Republican Revolution (Case No. 2005-24) (PDF)
09/18/06money launderingSukut Construction, Inc. and Mike Zanaboni (Case No. 2006-09) (PDF)
09/18/06money launderingGrubb & Ellis / Bre Commercial, and John Frager (Case No. 2006-10) (PDF)
05/11/06lobbying disclosureScott Maloni (Case No. 2005-02) (PDF)
04/13/06campaign disclosureNicholas Inzunza (Case No. 2004-64) (PDF)
04/13/06Statement of Economic InterestsDorothy James (Case No. 2005-49) (PDF)
04/13/06Statement of Economic InterestsWilliam Munster (Case No. 2005-54) (PDF)
04/13/06contributions from organizationsSan Diego County Republican Central Committee (Case No. 2006-07) (PDF)
02/10/06campaign disclosurePeter Q. Davis (Case No. 2005-76) (PDF)

2005

Date ViolationCase Name
12/19/05campaign disclosureMichael Aguirre (Case No. 2005-67) (PDF)
11/10/05misuse of City resourcesRoger Talamantez (Case No. 2004-03) (PDF)
11/10/05campaign disclosureRon Roberts (Case No. 2005-07) (PDF)
11/10/05campaign advertisingSan Diegans for the Mt. Soledad National War Memorial (Case No. 2005-17) (PDF)
11/10/05gift disclosureRey Arellano (Case No. 2005-23) (PDF)
08/01/05campaign disclosureMt. Soledad Memorial Association, Inc. (Case No. 2004-57) (PDF)
08/01/05campaign disclosureRobert Chubinsky and Bob Glaser (Case No. 2004-69) (PDF)
08/01/05campaign disclosureByron Wear and F. Laurence Scott, Jr. (Case No. 2004-70) (PDF)
08/01/05campaign disclosureBruce Williams (Case No. 2004-60) (PDF)
04/26/05campaign advertisingDonna Frye (Case No. 2004-62) (PDF)
04/25/05Statement of Economic InterestsDavid Allsbrook (Case No. 2004-68) (PDF)

2004

Date ViolationCase Name
12/16/04Statement of Economic InterestsGregory Diethrich (Case No. 2004-24) (PDF)
12/16/04conflict of interestHarold Sadler (Case No. 2004-41) (PDF)
11/18/04Statement of Economic InterestsKevin deFreitas (Case No. 2004-23) (PDF)
11/18/04vendor debtDick Murphy, C. April Boling (Case No. 2004-49) (PDF)
11/18/04Statement of Economic InterestsStephen M. Redfearn (Case No. 2004-31) (PDF)
10/14/04campaign disclosureSan Diego Police Officers Association Political Action Committee, C. April Boling (Case No. 2004-43) (PDF)
08/12/04Statement of Economic InterestsCharles Ambers, Jr.(Case No. 2004-18) (PDF)
07/22/04Statement of Economic InterestsAida Mancillas (Case No. 2004-27) (PDF)
06/10/04lobbying disclosureSamuel Ynzunza (Case No. 2004-13) (PDF)
06/10/04lobbying disclosureKathleen McIntosh (Case No. 2004-11) (PDF)
06/10/04campaign disclosureDwayne Crenshaw (Case No. 2004-10) (PDF)
04/08/04campaign disclosureEquity Residential Properties Management Corporation (Case No. 2004-04) (PDF)
02/12/04Statement of Economic InterestsLeslie Sanguinetti (Case No. 2003-48) (PDF)

2003

Date ViolationCase Name
02/27/03Statement of Economic Interests Michael Madigan (Case #C02-67) (PDF)
10/09/03vendor debtRon Roberts (Case #C2002-43) AMENDMENT (PDF)
01/09/03campaign disclosureClear Channel Outdoor, Inc. (Case #C02-01) (PDF)
01/09/03campaign disclosurePlanned Parenthood Affiliates of California Action Fund (Case #C02-18) (PDF)
01/09/03vendor debtRon Roberts (Case #C2002-43) (PDF)

2002

Date ViolationCase Name
11/08/02campaign disclosureByron Wear (PDF)
10/10/02contribution limitsLeague of Conservation Voters, San Diego; Michael Beck (PDF)
10/10/02campaign disclosureSan Diego City Firefighters Local 145 (PDF)
08/08/02contributions from organizationsThe Lincoln Club of San Diego County (PDF)

Streamlined Programs

The Commission's "streamlined" programs resolve matters relating to the late filing of disclosure forms and minor disclosure mistakes. Enforcement actions involving factors in aggravation such as repeat offenses, substantial harm to the public, or the failure to cooperate during an investigation are not eligible for the streamlined programs.

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2014

Date ViolationCase Name
08/14/14lobbying disclosureAMSOLAR International, Inc. (Case No. 2014-31) (PDF)
08/14/14lobbying disclosureM.W. Steele Group (Case No. 2014-28) (PDF)
04/10/14lobbying disclosure San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce (Case No. 2014-04) (PDF)
02/13/14campaign disclosure Anthony (Tony) Villafranca (Case No. 2013-42) (PDF)

2013

Date ViolationCase Name
05/16/13lobbying disclosure Higgs, Fletcher & Mack (Case No. 2013-05) (PDF)
03/14/13lobbying disclosurePublic Policy Strategies (Case No. 2013-03) (PDF)
03/14/13lobbying disclosureRick Engineering Company (Case No. 2013-04) (PDF)

2012

Date ViolationCase Name
11/08/12lobbying disclosurePeterson & Price (Case No. 2012-02) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosureAffirmed Housing Group (Case No. 2012-31) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosureBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (Case No. 2012-33) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosureDowntown San Diego Partnership (Case No. 2012-35) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosureHecht, Solberg, Robinson, Goldberg & Bagley, LLP (Case No. 2012-36) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosurePardee Homes (Case No. 2012-37) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosureProcopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP (Case No. 2012-38) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosurePublic Policy Strategies (Case No. 2012-39) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosureSeltzer, Caplan, McMahon & Vitek (Case No. 2012-42) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosureSudberry Properties (Case No. 2012-43) (PDF)
11/08/12lobbying disclosureUrban Housing Partners (Case No. 2012-44) (PDF)
05/10/12lobbying disclosureMarston + Marston, Inc. (Case No. 2012-14) (PDF)
03/09/12lobbying disclosureNorton Moore & Adams, LLP (Case No. 2012-01) (PDF)
03/09/12lobbying disclosureAssociated General Contractors (Case No. 2012-05) (PDF)
02/09/12Statement of Economic InterestsLinda D. Bartz (Case No. 2011-69) (PDF)

2011

Date ViolationCase Name
12/15/11lobbying disclosureM. W. Steele Group (Case No. 2011-64) (PDF)
08/11/11lobbying disclosureBusiness Improvement District Council (Case No. 2011-50) (PDF)
01/20/11Statement of Economic InterestsLarry Baza (Case No. 2010-83) (PDF)

2010

Date ViolationCase Name
10/14/10Statement of Economic InterestsStephen Carter (Case No. 2010-63) (PDF)
10/14/10Statement of Economic InterestsRichard Ybarra (Case No. 2010-62) (PDF)
10/14/10Statement of Economic InterestsBarbara Ybarra (Case No. 2010-61) (PDF)
10/14/10Statement of Economic InterestsJohn Lovio (Case No. 2010-60) (PDF)
10/14/10Statement of Economic InterestsRobert Henderson (Case No. 2010-55) (PDF)
10/14/10Statement of Economic InterestsCharles Davis (Case No. 2010-54) (PDF)
10/14/10Statement of Economic InterestsKathleen Haynes(Case No. 2010-53) (PDF)
05/13/10lobbying disclosureTodd Cardiff (Case No. 2009-98) (PDF)
01/21/10lobbying disclosureAECOM (Case No. 2009-99) (PDF)
01/21/10lobbying disclosureGerding Edlen (Case No. 2009-100) (PDF)

2009

Date ViolationCase Name
11/12/09Statement of Economic InterestsLawrence Arceneaux (Case No. 2009-66) (PDF)
11/12/09Statement of Economic InterestsDaisy Gonzalez (Case No. 2009-77) (PDF)
11/12/09Statement of Economic InterestsDorothy James (Case No. 2009-61) (PDF)
11/12/09Statement of Economic InterestsAnthony Sutton. (Case No. 2009-81) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureAce Parking (Case No. 2009-06) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosurePaula Avila(Case No. 2009-07) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureDeborah Berger (Case No. 2009-08) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureBridge Housing Corporation (Case No. 2009-09) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureBusiness Improvement District Council (Case No. 2009-10) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureTodd Cardiff (Case No. 2009-11) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureCortes Communications (Case No. 2009-14) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureEarth Media Inc. (Case No. 2009-15) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureEk & Ek (Case No. 2009-16) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureGerding/Edlen Development Company (Case No. 2009-17) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureJulie Hamilton (Case No. 2009-18) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureR. Laster Consulting Corp. (Case No. 2009-19) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureNational Electrical Contractors Association (Case No. 2009-23) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosurePacific Beach Community Development Corp. (Case No. 2009-24) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureSan Diego Association of Realtors (Case No. 2009-28) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureUNITE HERE Local 30 (Case No. 2009-30) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureWright & L'Estrange (Case No. 2009-32) (PDF)
08/13/09lobbying disclosureYWCA (Case No. 2009-33) (PDF)

2008

Date ViolationCase Name
11/13/08Statement of Economic InterestsBob Garcia (Case No. 2008-47) (PDF)
11/13/08Statement of Economic InterestsJoan Edwards (Case No. 2008-38) (PDF)
09/11/08Statement of Economic InterestsThomas Anglewicz (Case No. 2008-36) (PDF)
09/11/08Statement of Economic InterestsMichelle Butler (Case No. 2008-28) (PDF)
09/11/08Statement of Economic InterestsLouay Yousif (Case No. 2008-35) (PDF)

2007

Date ViolationCase Name
12/13/07Statement of Economic InterestsKirsten Clemons (Case No. 2007-81) (PDF)
10/11/07Statement of Economic InterestsJeffrey Dunnigan (Case No. 2007-47) (PDF)
10/11/07Statement of Economic InterestsSusana Krieger (Case No. 2007-50) (PDF)
10/11/07Statement of Economic InterestsAnthony Lovio (Case No. 2007-53) (PDF)
10/11/07Statement of Economic InterestsAndrea Roberts (Case No. 2007-60) (PDF)
10/11/07Statement of Economic InterestsSteve Sobel (Case No. 2007-67) (PDF)
06/14/07lobbying disclosureJulie M. Wright (Case No. 2007-07) (PDF)
03/08/07campaign disclosureTim Gomez (Case No. 2006-66) (PDF)
03/08/07campaign disclosureLincoln Pickard (Case No. 2006-70) (PDF)
02/08/07campaign disclosureAllen Hujsak (Case No. 2006-65) (PDF)

2006

Date ViolationCase Name
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsArturo Castro (Case No. 2006-23) (PDF)
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsGregory DePena (Case No. 2006-24) (PDF)
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsJames Smith (Case No. 2006-27) (PDF)
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsRichard Stegner (Case No. 2006-33) (PDF)
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsPaul W. Johnson (Case No. 2006-34) (PDF)
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsJudith St. Leger (Case No. 2006-39) (PDF)
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsAmy Gonyeau (Case No. 2006-49) (PDF)
11/09/06Statement of Economic InterestsMichael Mueller (Case No. 2006-52) (PDF)
02/10/06Statement of Economic InterestsLouis Myers (Case No. 2005-37) (PDF)
02/10/06Statement of Economic InterestsTimothy Bubnack (Case No. 2005-43) (PDF)
02/10/06Statement of Economic InterestsAndrea Oates (Case No. 2005-55) (PDF)
02/10/06Statement of Economic InterestsGeorge Ossavou (Case No. 2005-56) (PDF)
02/10/06Statement of Economic InterestsMary Zoeller (Case No. 2005-62) (PDF)