Council candidate faces fine

Jon Scott may be fined $470

A candidate who unscuccessfully ran for Chico City Council last year may be fined by the California Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to file two campaign expense reports on time.

The FPPC’s Enforcement Division complained that Jon Scott, a Chico businessman who described himself as the “No B.S. candidate,” didn’t turn in two pre-election statements covering the periods of July 1-Oct. 22, 2016. During that period, Scott spent $7,068 on his campaign. Failure to file the forms is a violation of the Political Reform Act of 1974.

FPPC staff have recommended Scott pay two fines totaling $470. The commission will vote whether to approve the fines at its February meeting in Sacramento today.