Message from FPPC Heard Loud and Clear. Not.

Steve Gramm Steve Gramm 1 Comment

During the June 2010 primary, 36th district State Senate candidate Jeff Stone was caught red-handed failing to comply with campaign finance laws by not reporting contributions over $1,000 within the mandated 24-hour period, all received in the final days of the election.  As a reminder, we’re not just talking about a couple of donations here.  Stone’s campaign admitted to receiving …

Jeff Stone Ignores Race for Humanity Issues

Steve Gramm Steve Gramm 4 Comments

As a follow-up to Marion Ashley’s guest commentary, I am happy that the Riverside chairman of the Board of Supervisors is so passionate about helping organizations in the community.  I hope he will become a better advocate of taxpayer funds and ask his colleague Jeff Stone some tough questions. What Supervisor Ashley does not seem to understand is that this …

Jeff Stone’s Race for Humanity – Part Two

Steve Gramm Steve Gramm 18 Comments

Following up on my last post, it looks like there may be much more to the whole “Third District Supervisor Jeff Stone’s Race for Humanity” story than meets the eye. The organization was launched in 2006 as a non-profit corporation according to their filings with the Secretary of State.  It appears that the organization received over $100,000 in taxpayer funds …

Jeff Stone takes “Slush Funding” to a New Level

Steve Gramm Steve Gramm

Just when we thought the San Diego County Board of Supervisors was as blatant as it could get in spreading their “discretionary” taxpayer monies (slush funds, to be exact) around the community as a way to promote their names and curry favor, then we take a look next door. Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone has taken the use of taxpayer …