A current member of the Elk Grove City Council was levied a proposed $1,000 fine by the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
According to findings posted to the December 13, 2012 statement of economic interest - non reporting portion of their agenda, the FPPC found that Elk Grove City Council Member Patrick Hume "received gifts exceeding the reporting threshold of $50 in the year 2009, and failed to report these gifts on his annual Statements of Economic Interests for reporting period, January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009, due April 1, 2010, in violation of Government Code Section 87203."
According to the documents (see below), Hume failed to properly report meals he received as part of Elk Grove's participation in the April, 2009 Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce annual Cap to Cap regional lobbying trip to Washington DC. The total of unreported gifts, which were all sponsored meals, totaled $728.
EGN reported on this matter in Sept, 2010, June, 2010, May, 2010 and April, 2010. In Sept. 2010 Elk Grove resident Linda Ford filed a complaint with the FPPC over the matter.