Los Angeles Campaign Finance Coalition Expresses Disappointment in City Council Matching Funds
The City Council continues to take baby steps in campaign finance reform. The $6 to $1 match should entice candidates to spend more time talking to in-district donors rather than chasing wealthy special interests. But we are concerned that the qualifying threshold could be too high for women, young people or community members who are not traditionally at the table. We need a campaign matching fund that allows a diversity of voices to represent our city. As is, this package falls short.