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ECCO Archive

This page contains links to historical memorandums, bulletins, draft amendments, and ordinances pertaining to the evolution of the City's campaign laws. For documents relating solely to current campaign laws, please visit the Ethics Commission's Candidates and Committees page.

Amendments to the Election Campaign Control Ordinance

2018 ECCO Review

Note: These amendments imposed new electioneering communications laws. They went into effect on January 19, 2019 (O-21026).

2017-2018 ECCO Review

Note: These amendments imposed new campaign advertising laws. They went into effect on July 14, 2018 (O-20941).

2016 ECCO Review

Note: These amendments imposed new laws governing campaign filings; vendor debt; and the deposit of contributions. They went into effect on January 1, 2017 (O-20731).

2015 ECCO Review

Note: The amendments below imposed new laws governing the maintenance of campaign advertising records; disclosure requirements for campaign advertisements; and the disclosure of pending matters by contributors to professional expense committees. They went into effect on March 10, 2016 (O-20595).

Note: The amendments below imposed new filing requirements for campaign committees supporting or opposing an initiative or referendum petition drive. They went into effect on Nov. 27, 2015 (O-20572).

2014 ECCO Review

Note: These amendments imposed new laws governing the duplication of candidate materials and the identification of sponsors and major donors that disseminate campaign advertisements on credit. They went into effect on January 1, 2015 (O-20439).

2013 ECCO Review

Note: These amendments imposed new contribution limits for political party committees. They went into effect on August 1, 2013 (O-20270).

2012 ECCO Review

Note: These amendments imposed new laws governing the deposit of campaign contributions; third pre-election campaign statements; online filing requirements; contribution limits for the Mayor and City Attorney; indexing of contribution limits; the time period for accepting contributions; cash contributions; soliciting contributions from City employees; contributions from sole proprietorships; returning contributions; professional expense committees; and campaign advertisements. They went into effect on January 1, 2013 O-20227).

Thalheimer v. City of San Diego Litigation (2010 through 2012)

The bulletins and memoranda set forth below detail the impacts of court rulings on the enforcement of various provisions of the City's campaign finance laws. For information relating to the Ethics Commission's consideration of Municipal Code amendments codifying court rulings, refer to the 2012 ECCO Review above.

2007-2008 ECCO Review

These amendments imposed new rules governing contribution limits; the time period for accepting contributions; professional expense funds; telephone communications; and third pre-election campaign statements. They went into effect on January 1, 2009 (O-19795).

 

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