(September 24, 2002) -- An L.A. Superior Court has dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by the City of LB in April against "California Citizens for Neighborhood Empowerment" (CCNE) which alleged the group, registered as an independent political committee, violated LB Campaign Reform Act by accepting contributions in excess of LB's Prop M contribution limits.
Details are pending as we post. City Attorney Robert Shannon told LBReport.com he intends to appeal the Superior Court ruling. He added that he believes the future of LB's Prop M campaign reform law as concerns the activities of independent committees (i.e. not run or controlled by a candidate) could be at stake.
LBReport.com sought comment near day's end from an attorney representing CCNE who was not immediately available.