SACRAMENTO – The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), which regulates California political campaigns and campaign finance law has confirmed that they have opened an investigation into the funding behind the campaign to kill the proposed downtown arena.
Representatives with the FPPC stated that an investigation into the complaint filed by DowntownArena.org has been opened, but that they could not provide further comment until the inquiry has been completed. However, according the FPPC website, “A matter will be fully investigated when there is sufficient information to believe that a violation of the Act has occurred. Information regarding potential violations of the Act comes from citizen complaints, referrals from other governmental agencies, media reports, audit findings or may be identified internally.”
FPPC guidelines further state, “Within 14 days of receiving your sworn complaint, we will tell you how we intend to proceed.”
“Clearly the FPPC found merit in our complaint, and the revelation of illegally obtained campaign funds only served to further expose the fraud behind the STOP campaign.” stated Josh Wood with DowntownArena.org. “We look forward to finding out who is really behind the anti-arena campaign.”