Meeting Recap: CFB Votes on Public Funds Payments and Enforcement Matters

02/09/2021

The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) voted to approve $6,280,701 in public matching funds payments to 48 candidates in the 2021 general election during a public meeting held this morning. In addition, the Board voted on enforcement actions for candidates in the 2017 election cycle. A video recording of the meeting will be available on the CFB's Youtube channel.

The CFB determined that two campaigns from the 2017 election cycle committed violations and assessed penalties for those violations. Refer to the tables below for more details on those determinations. The board also voted to lift the spending limit in the 2021 City Council District 17 general election, and to ratify the Chair's approval of previous public matching funds payments and a 7-09 petition.

Violations and Penalties

(for details, follow the link in the total penalties column)

Candidate (Election Cycle) Office Violation Penalty Total Penalties
Dashia Imperiale (2017)

Treasurer:
Naomi Peña

Public Funds Received: $25,025
City Council (District #1) 1. Failing to report transactions $59 $1,442
2. Filing a late disclosure statement No Penalty
3. Failing to demonstrate that spending was in furtherance of the campaign $132
4. Failing to respond to the Draft Audit Report $1,251
Candidate (Election Cycle) Office Violation Penalty Total Penalties
Robert J Rodriguez (2017)

Treasurer:
Joseph Delerme

Public Funds Received: $96,600
City Council (District #8) 1. Failing to demonstrate compliance with cash receipts reporting and documentation requirements $1,031 $36,875
2. Filing late disclosure statements $100
3. Accepting an over-the-limit contribution $125
4. Accepting a contribution from an unregistered political committee $125
5. Making a cash expenditure greater than $100 $156
6. Failing to demonstrate that spending was in furtherance of the campaign $2,681
7. Making impermissible post-election expenditures $657
8. Exceeding the expenditure limit $32,000