[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Passaic 9-9-2008 by Ord. No. 1771-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No candidate for the office of City Council member or Mayor, or any holder of those offices, or their agents or representatives, while located on any property exclusively owned or leased by the City or any agency of the City, shall directly or indirectly solicit any contribution to or on behalf of any candidate for the offices of Mayor or City Council member or any candidate for another elective public office held or sought by a candidate for a holder of the office of Mayor or City Council member or the candidate committee or joint candidate committee of any such candidate.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any casual or inadvertent communication otherwise made in connection with, but without intent to solicit such a contribution.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- An individual seeking election to the office of Council member or Mayor.
- CONTRIBUTIONS and EXPENDITURES
- Include all loans and transfers of money or other thing of value to or by any candidate, candidate committee, joint candidate committee, political committee, and all pledges or other commitments or assumptions of ability to make any such transfer.
- Buildings used for the discharge of official governmental functions, business, duties or purposes. Property, as set forth in this chapter, does not include City park lands, recreation areas, or parking lots.
Any candidate for Mayor or Council member, or their agent or representative, shall be liable for a penalty as established by the General Penalty Section, § 1-3, of the Code of the City of Passaic.