Council Punts on Raising Donation Limits

An Oakland city council committee decided to refer a proposal from City Attorney John Russo to double campaign contribution limits in city elections to the Public Ethics Commission. Councilwomen Jane Brunner and Jean Quan, who is running for mayor this year and opposes Russo’s recommendation, also rebuffed an effort by Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente to schedule Russo’s recommendation to the full council in mid March.

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