CENTERVILLE -- Issues with the filing of campaign finance statements in the last election has prompted city officials to revise its ordinance.
The state does not require campaign finance disclosures as part of the primary election process, but municipalities can do so as long as it is clear in their ordinance. Centerville requires finance disclosures from candidates before and after the municipal and general elections.
Changes to the ordinance leave those requirements in place, but clarify when they are due. The ordinance amendment also makes it clear that the law requires posting and making those disclosures public.
This ordinance amendment was recently unanimously approved by the city council.