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Fair Political Practices Comm'n Enforcement Division Confirms It Has An "Open Case" Re 7th Dist. Council Candidate Jared Milrad; In Late March, City Att'y Forwarded WLB Resident's Four Page Allegation Letter, Which Included Nearly 70 Pages Of Attached Documents

  • Per policy, FPPC says it doesn't comment on open investigations
  • LB City Att'y office seeks FPPC review and investigation, while City Att'y separately investigates WLB resident's allegations related to LB's local campaign contribution limits
  • Candidate Milrad calls complaint a "desperate attempt" to distract from incumbent's "failed record," says allegations are filled with "numerous legal and factual errors"
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    (May 15, 2018, 2:25 p.m.) -- has learned that the Enforcement Division of the CA Fair Political Practices Commission (the watchdog agency over state laws regulating political activities) has an "open case" on written allegations forwarded to it in late March by the Long Beach City Attorney's office, sent to the City Attorney five days earlier by a West Long Beach resident, regarding campaign actions of 7th district City Council candidate Jared Milrad.

    At the time, Mr. Milrad was one of four challengers to incumbent Councilman Roberto Uranga. Milrad finished second in the April 10 election and now faces Uranga in a June 5 runoff.

    Per the agency's policy, FPPC doesn't comment on open investigations, agency spokesman Jay Wierenga told

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    The City Attorney's March 27 letter, signed by Deputy City Attorney Amy Webber for City Attorney Charles Parkin, requests the FPPC Enforcement Division's assistance in investigating allegations detailed in nearly 70 pages of attached documents accompanying a March 22 four-page complaint letter (totals five pages with list of attachments) sent to the City Attorney's office by a WLB resident. As summarized in the City Attorney's transmittal letter to the FPPC, the complainant's allegations are that Mr. Milrad's

    • Campaign statements and reports contain false, misleading or inadequate information;

    • Campaign materials contain false or misleading information; and

    • Campaign accepted contributions in excess of LB Municipal Code section 2.01.030. (The City Attorney's letter indicates it will review and investigate these allegations as they concern LB's local ordinance.)

    In a lengthy response emailed last night (May 14) to's invitation for comment and response, Mr. Milrad responded in pertinent part (amid considerable verbiage reiterating his campaign's themes against incumbent Uranga):

    In a desperate attempt to distract from Roberto Uranga's failed record, our opponent's allies filed a last-ditch complaint against our grassroots campaign...The complaint was filled with numerous legal and factual errors, and the FPPC has not made any determination about the validity of the allegations made.

    ...We have not accepted any campaign contributions over the legal limit...

    ...All of our campaign materials are thoroughly fact-checked, and Jared's ballot designation and candidate statement were both approved by the City of Long Beach. We provide citations for every fact in our campaign materials [cites to a campaign webpage that recites his campaign's themes and hits incumbent Uranga.]...

    Vote by mail ballots are flying now. Election day is June 5.

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