San Diego County Supervisor to pay $2,000 fine for free tickets

A San Diego County supervisor has agreed to pay a $2,000 fine for violating state gift-reporting requirements.

Supervisors Pam Slater-Price failed to report that she received 26 free tickets to opera and theater performances between 2006 and 2008. The nonprofit groups involved have received more than $3 million in taxpayer money since 2003.

California's Fair Political Practices Commission announced Monday that Slater-Price had acknowledged 10 counts of violating gift-reporting requirements.

In a statement, Slater-Price declined to comment until after a settlement hearing later this month.

Earlier this year, however, the supervisor said the failure to report was an oversight and she's written checks to cover the cost of the tickets.


Information from: North County Times, http://www.nctimes.com

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