Complaint of Sheedy’s arena poll dismissed

The Fair Political Practices Commission won’t be getting involved in the controversy surrounding Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy’s arena poll. ¬†A complaint filed last week against Sheedy has been dismissed by the FPPC. ¬†Division Chief Gary S. Winuk says why in a letter to the man who filed the complaint, Robert Langdon (via the¬†Sacramento Press):

The Fair Political Practices Commission enforces the provisions of the Political Reform Act (the “Act”) found in Government Code Section 81000, and following.¬† After review of your complaint, the information you provided is insufficient to establish a violation of the Act.¬† The use of campaign funds to conduct a poll is an appropriate use of campaign funds.¬† (Section 89512.)¬† Additionally, since the telephone calls were not for the purpose of advocating for a candidate or ballot measure, no identification by the Sheedy campaign was required (Section 84310.)

After the story broke, Langdon told media outlets that he thought he was signing a petition. ¬†He says he received the complaint in an email. ¬†But who sent it to him? ¬†Sac Press says Langdon doesn’t know and can’t restore the message since he deleted it last week. ¬†Unanswered questions still remain.



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