CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1997
The City Council has directed the city attorney to draft an ordinance adopting a voluntary limit on the amount candidates can spend in the next municipal election. But Mayor Robert Harbicht, the lone dissenter in the 4-1 vote, said the proposal is akin to suggesting a speed limit on a highway: "If someone decides not to subscribe, then there is no limit." The law would ask candidates to voluntarily limit their spending to 50 cents per resident, or about $26,300.