By the Daily Post staff
State ethics investigations into the 2016 campaigns of Palo Alto Councilwoman Liz Kniss and former Redwood City Councilman Jeff Gee still haven’t been resolved, according to the Fair Political Practices Commission.
The FPPC released its agenda Monday for its June meeting in which it lists resolved cases, but neither politician was mentioned.
About two-thirds of FPPC cases are resolved within six months and 90% end within a year, according to commission spokesman Jay Wierenga.
Wierenga said he couldn’t speak about Kniss or Gee’s cases, but he said several things can cause delays. They include people not being cooperative with the investigation and documents not being easy to obtain.
The FPPC could also be slowed down because it’s working with another agency on the investigation.
An anonymous complaint filed against Kniss after the 2016 election claimed that she had failed to report campaign contributions in a timely manner and identify donors by occupation and employer.
Gee came under scrutiny after he voted on a Stanford project while the school was a client of his firm, Swinerton Management and Consulting in San Francisco, according to a complaint filed on Dec. 29, 2016. Gee is VP of Swinerton. Gee decided not to run for council last year.