Taken from the FPPC website, a copy of their agenda for September 21, 2017 involving Lori Cowan, agenda item #39:
- In the Matter of Lori Cowan; FPPC No. 17/626 (Streamline Settlement). Staff: Chief of Enforcement Galena West and Political Reform Consultant Chloe Hackert. Lori Cowan, as Supervisor of District 2 of Del Norte County, failed to disclose her business positions as a Manager of North Coast Ocean Sports & Grill and as a Realtor for North Woods Realty and spousal income on her Assuming Office Statement of Economic Interests, in violation of Government Code Section 87207 (1 count). Total Proposed Penalty: $100.
FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION
STIPULATION, DECISION AND ORDER
Statement of Economic Interests Non-Reporter
Complainant, the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission, and Respondent
hereby agree that this stipulation will be presented to the Fair Political Practices Commission at its next
regularly scheduled meeting, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, as a final disposition of the
reporting violation(s) described herein.
FPPC CASE NO.:
JURISDICTION: City of County of Multi-County State
GOV’T CODE SECTION VIOLATED: 87300 87207 87206 87202
Total Penalty: _____________________
STATEMENT BY RESPONDENT:
I acknowledge that the violation(s) of the Political Reform Act described above have occurred and
voluntarily request that the Fair Political Practices Commission resolve this matter by imposition of the
monetary penalty specified above. I acknowledge receipt of the Statement of Respondent’s Rights and
voluntarily waive any and all procedural rights to contest this matter in an administrative hearing. All
outstanding reports in connection with these violations have now been filed. I have attached a
cashier’s check or money order made payable to the General Fund of the State of California in the amount
of the penalty described above.
Print Name: ______________________________________________
STATEMENT BY ENFORCEMENT CHIEF:
I have reviewed the above stipulation and recommend its approval.
GALENA WEST, ENFORCEMENT CHIEF
ORDER OF THE COMMISSION:
The foregoing stipulation has been adopted by a majority vote of the Fair Political Practices Commission
as its final decision and order and is effective upon execution below by the Chair.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
JOANN REMKE, CHAIR
FAIR POLITICAL PRACTICES COMMISSION
STATEMENT OF RESPONDENT’S RIGHTS
The Complainant, the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission, and
Respondent, both identified by name on the front of this document, hereby agree that this
Stipulation, Decision and Order will be submitted for consideration by the Commission at its
next regularly scheduled meeting.
The parties agree to enter into this Stipulation to resolve all factual and legal issues raised in this
matter and to reach a final disposition without the necessity of holding an administrative hearing
to determine the liability of Respondent.
Respondent understands and hereby knowingly and voluntarily waives any and all procedural
rights under California Government Code sections 83115.5, 11500, et seq., and 2 California
Code of Regulations sections 18361.4 through 18361.11, including but not limited to the
issuance and receipt of an accusation, and the right to appear personally and be represented by
counsel at his or her own expense in any administrative hearing held in this matter, to confront
and cross examine all witnesses testifying at the hearing, to subpoena witnesses to testify at the
hearing, and to have an impartial administrative law judge present at the hearing to act as a
It is further stipulated and agreed that Respondent has violated the Political Reform Act as
Respondent agrees to the issuance of the Decision and Order and imposition by the Commission
of a penalty in the amount specified on the Stipulation, and a cashier’s check or money order in
said amount, payable to the “General Fund of the State of California,” has been submitted by
Respondent to be held by the State of California until the Commission issues its Decision and
The parties agree that in the event the Commission refuses to accept this Stipulation, it shall
become null and void, and within fifteen (15) business days after the Commission meeting at
which this Stipulation is rejected, payments tendered shall be reimbursed to Respondent.
Respondent further stipulates and agrees that in the event the Commission rejects the Stipulation
and a full evidentiary hearing before the Commission becomes necessary, neither a member of
the Commission, nor the Executive Director, shall be disqualified because of prior consideration
of this Stipulation.