Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
Campaign Disclosure Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
In 2019, the Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 571 (“AB 571”), which amends the Elections Code and Government Code to establish campaign contribution limits for elective city offices in a city in which the local government has not established a campaign contribution limit, which is the case for the City of San Dimas.
Effective January 1, 2021, the State campaign contribution limit for candidates for city elective offices will be $4,900 per contributor for each election, subject to certain exceptions, and is subject to adjustment every two years by the Fair Political Practices Commission based on changes in the consumer price index. AB 571 allows a city to establish a campaign contribution limit that is higher or lower than the State default limit as long as those limits were in place prior to January 1, 2021. If a city does not have its own campaign contribution limits in place prior to January 1, 2021, the State campaign contribution limits established in AB 571 will apply in that city. The State campaign contribution limit applies only to candidates and not to ballot measures.
The State campaign contribution limit for cities is the same campaign contribution limit for “elective state office other than a candidate for statewide elective office” (i.e., members of the State Assembly but not Governor) under Government Code Section 85301(a). Section 85301(a) sets the campaign contribution limit at $3,000, however, the FPPC has adjusted the limit every two years since the section was enacted so it is currently $4,900 per contributor for each election under Section 18545(a)(1) of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulations.
If the State campaign contribution limit is in effect in a city, which will be the case for the City of San Dimas, the FPPC will enforce violations of the campaign contribution limit.
Further information may be found at the FPPC’s website at https://www.fppc.ca.gov/the-law/local-ordinances.html