FPPC slaps fine on Coachella Councilmember Denise Delgado

COACHELLA — Denise Delgado, who ran for a seat on the Coachella City Council in November 2020 and won, has been fined $777 by the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Denise Delgado for Coachella City Council 2020 was Delgado’s candidate-controlled committee. Zulayka Acosta was the Committee’s treasurer. The Committee, Delgado, and Acosta failed to timely file one pre-election campaign statement, in violation of Government Code Section 84200.5 (1 count) and one 24-hour report, in violation of Government Code Section 84203 (1 count), according to an enforcement decision approved by the Fair Political Practices Commission at its regular monthly meeting held on Thursday, Nove. 18, 2021.

She emerged the top vote-getter in a four-person race for two seats on the City Council in the Nov. 3 race. She handily secured a four-year term. She was sworn into office on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The Fair Political Practices Commission is a five-member independent, non-partisan commission that has primary responsibility for the impartial and effective administration of the Political Reform Act. The Act regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The Commission’s objectives are to ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process, to promote transparency in government, and to foster public trust in the political system.

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