SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - City Council Member, John Ashbaugh responds to the investigation by the San Luis Obispo City Attorney's Office who is evaluating a complaint signed by Council candidates Matthew Strzepek, Kevin Rice, Steve Barasch and Donald Hedrick against him.
The complaint alleges that Ashbaugh violated state and local campaign regulations. Specifically, Government Code Section 8314 for misuse of city email for campaign activities. Also written in the complaint were claims of violating Chapter 2.4 of the city's municipal code for exceeding campaign contribution limits and late filing for campaign disclosures.
The information came out Tuesday morning in email sent to Central Coast News by Mr. Rice. We did reached out to Mr. Ashbaugh at the time and he sent the following statement Wednesday afternoon:
Re: Response to complaint by campaign rivals Kevin Rice, et al.
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Councilman John B.