The city of Columbus is considering establishing contribution limits for political campaigns as well as regulations to address the disclosure of “dark money” donors. Yes We Can Columbus wants to hear from you. Will you share your feedback on three questions below related to donation limit amounts, public financing of elections, and dark money in local elections?

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* 1. Contact Information

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Part I: Campaign Contribution Limits

The campaign finance limits set by cities vary widely across the country, and some towns and cities have no limits at all. However, Columbus is currently the largest city in the country that doesn’t regulate the amount of campaign donations. The limits for the 13 cities larger than Columbus range from a low of $350 (Austin) to a high of $6,350 (Phoenix) for an individual donor. 

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* 3. Would you like more information about the factors that cities typically consider when setting campaign donation limits?