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This file is the required filing of the proposed draft ordinance for the Sales Tax increase being proposed. This includes the entire text of the proposed "New" ordinance and lists all of the changes that will take effect if the measure is placed on the ballot and passes with a simple majority vote of the registered voters of West Covina. It is advised to pay very close attention to Section 11 and all subsections related. This shows the intent to replace the Finance & Audit Committee with a new committee that will favor the police and fire unions. Also, all changes to this committee will be only allowed IF the police and fire unions APPROVE the changes.
In this file you will see the IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS that was provided by the City Attorney of West Covina during the "Title & Summary" portion of the process. In this analysis you will see what the Legal Perspective of the changes that will be the new law if the draft measure passes on the upcoming ballot.
The file shows all of the required postings of the "Notice." This also shows the details of the various photos that were submitted to the City Clerk of those postings and a copy of the posting in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on July 22, 2019. This also shows the Campaign Management company, which is based in Chino Hills.
This is the Initial filing paperwork to create a Political Action Committee ("PAC"). It shows who the key players are in that committee.
The Form 497 shows contributions made to a "PAC." This filing is the first of several contribution reports. The Police Officers' Association provided the first donation of $5,000 to this PAC as what some may call "seed money" and to pay for appropriate costs for legal fees, filing fees, posting fees, etc.
The Form 497 shows contributions made to a "PAC." In this report the Police Officers' Association donated $25,000 to support the measure. It is assumed that this money is paying for the signature gathering process. They will need approximately 5,200 qualified signatures which means they will need to collect over 7,000 to ensure that enough signatures are valid. At about $5 per signature (a reasonable estimate) a signature gathering company will end up getting paid about $35,000 to collect the needed signatures to place this measure on a ballot.
The Form 460 is the Campaign Statement that shows all money reported as being received and spent by a "PAC." This will show all money received and spent as some people will understand. In this statement the "PAC" spent about $1,250 to retain a firm to handle all of its legal and reporting requirements. They also paid the $50 fee to the Secretary of State of California that is required yearly for all PAC's.
The Form 460 is the Campaign Statement that shows the amount of money received by the PAC and the money spent by the PAC. Some important information in this report are the two payments made to Glenn Kennedy in the amounts of $2,500 and $3,000 for "Consulting Services." As a matter of reference, Glenn Kennedy filed the petition for the Sales Tax Increase. This is his second reference for a payment in the various Form 460 filed for the "West Covina POA PAC."
The Form 460 is the Campaign Statement that shows the amount of money received by the "PAC" and the money spent by the "PAC." Some important information in this report is the payment made to Glenn Kennedy in the amount of $3,500 for "Consulting Services." As a matter of reference, Glenn Kennedy filed the petition for the Sales Tax Increase. This is his first reference for a payment in the various Form 460 filed for the "West Covina POA PAC." You may also see that the "PAC" Contributed $500 to the Letty Lopez for City Council District 2 Campaign. Letty Lopez won her election in November 2018 and currently sits on the City Council.
This is the Second "Pre-Election Statement" that is required for a "PAC" when actively involved in an election. This it meant to show any support of any candidates or ballot measures for transparency purposes. In this report, the main thing to notice is the "PAC" Contributed $500 to the Jessica Shewmaker for West Covina School Board Campaign (November 2018). Jessica lost that race and was appointed to the West Covina City Council on January 15, 2019. Jessica Shewmaker appointed Glenn Kennedy to the Planning Commission soon after. Jessica is currently a City Council Member and Glenn Kennedy is Currently a Planning Commissioner in the City of West Covina.
This is the First "Pre-Election Statement" that is required for a "PAC" when actively involved in an election. This it meant to show any support of any candidates or ballot measures for transparency purposes. The only Contribution from this "PAC" during the reporting period was to a candidate for State Senate.
The Audit Committee was established on October 6, 2015 with the adoption of Resolution No. 2015-73. The Audit Committee assists the City Council in discharging its responsibilities for the overall stewardship of the City's financial affairs. This will include reviewing financial information; ascertaining the existence and adequacy of accounting and internal control systems and related safeguards over the City's assets; and overseeing the audit function.
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