226.01  CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM.
   (a)   Preamble. In order to demonstrate and promote ethics by government within the City of Hudson; to further integrity in campaigns for public office; to prevent corruption and/or the appearance of corruption; and to restore and enhance the faith of the citizenry in government, this Council does hereby establish this Amendment to the Codified Ordinances of the City of Hudson.
   (b)   Limits on cash contributions. No candidate for Mayor or Council shall accept, as a campaign contribution, more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) in cash (i.e., hard currency) from any person within any calendar year. No person shall contribute cash in excess of said amount.
   (c)   Limits on non-cash monetary and in-kind contributions and loans. No candidate for Mayor or Council shall accept or solicit, as a non-cash monetary (i.e., checks, money orders, credit cards) or in-kind campaign contribution or loan, more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) from any person, campaign committee, political party, or political action committee within any calendar year. No person, political action committee, political party or political campaign shall contribute funds or in-kind contributions in excess of said amounts. Contributions from the candidate and labor of volunteers are exempt from these provisions.
   (d)   Severability. If any provision of the amendment, or the application of a provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be invalid, the remainder of this amendment, and the application of the provisions to any person or circumstance, shall not be affected by the holding.
(Ord. 08-82. Passed 8-6-08.)