Santa Monica

Councilmember Kevin McKeown


When voluntary campaign campaign donation disclosure was requested by many Santa Monica community members, some Councilmembers said it raised too many questions, so it should be dropped.

I tried to answer some of the concerns, but ultimately I was unsuccessful.  Despite support from a wide range of local community organizations, the Council voted 4 to 2 to kill the idea.  Want to know who the big donors are?  See below.

RESOURCES:  You can puzzle through the campaign filings here.  Wouldn’t voluntary

disclosure by Councilmembers at the time of a major decision be easier?