Show Me the (Clean) Money!

The public is encouraged to attend tomorrow’s Town Hall Meeting to discuss programs for “Clean Money Campaign Reform”. If you’re thinking what I was thinking, clean money has nothing to do with money laundering… in fact, its all about trying to clean up some of the graft in local politics…

Clean Money Campaign Reform is a movement to provide qualified candidates who can prove a strong base of support a set amount of public funds to run for office. Candidates who chose to qualify agree to limit their spending and reject contributions from private sources.

In short, Clean Money is meant to “level the playing field” for qualified candidates with little or no big money support to compete with other public office candidates by supporting them with public funds to run their campaign.

Whether you’re pro or con such a plan, or simply want to learn more, you’re invited to attend.

Full press release after the jump…

The California Clean Money Campaign, California Common Cause, and the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles invite you to join Los Angeles City Councilmembers Wendy Greuel, Eric Garcetti and Bill Rosendahl at a
What is it? How does it work? What could it mean for Los Angeles?

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9, 2006, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Colfax Elementary School, 11724 Addison Street, Valley Village, CA 91607
WHY: To raise public awareness & understanding of Clean Money Programs and give you an opportunity to weigh in with your thoughts and ideas.

Bill Boyarsky, Vice Chair, Los Angeles City Ethics Commission
Susan Lerner, Executive Director – CA Clean Money Campaign
Bob Stern, President, Center for Governmental Studies
Cary Davidson, Partner, Reed & Davidson, LLP
and moderated by
Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times columnist and host of “Life and Times Tonight” onKCET

Help us shape LA’s political future!

Please RSVP to Eric Tang at the California Clean Money Campaign via email or by calling 310-481-0814.

Clean Money refers to a voluntary system of full public funding of election campaigns. Already working in Arizona and Maine, Clean Money is designed to strengthen the connection between voters and their elected officials, ensure that election campaigns are a fair contest of ideas and not money, and open up the ballot to allow more
good people of modest means to run for office. Learn more at

2 thoughts on “Show Me the (Clean) Money!”

  1. Damn — I would go, but it’s really far away from Santa Monica — Not sure if it’s worth the gas emissions. If you’re attending, would love to hear about what happens —

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