CITY COUNCILMEN Bill Green and Jim Kenney are considered to be potential candidates in the 2015 mayoral race, and both seemed to have that in mind when each introduced legislation Thursday related to campaign contributions.
Green introduced a bill that would increase mandated reporting of political contributions to include those who distribute material that includes a candidate's name or likeness. The bill would require a disclosure statement with the Board of Ethics that includes the names and amounts of contributions of anyone who gave $100 or more to a candidate or committee within a 12-month period.
"Currently, it is possible to spend money and not have to disclose where the money came from until after the election is over and that doesn't make a whole lot of sense," said Green. "Transparency is the key to fair elections."