Measure D support group admits campaign finance errors

Dana Sykes left me a message earlier this week informing their had been “numerous errors” on the campaign finance reports filed for the Concerned Citizens for a better West Covina.

Sykes is the treasurer for the group, which is supporting Measure D — a controversial proposal to divide the city into five council districts

But Sykes is also the wife of Fred Sykes, who is running for City Council in the Nov. 3 election.

As a result, Dana Sykes said she hasn’t been involved in the record-keeping for the Concerned Citizens group, and it recently came to her attention that there were errors on the reports filed Oct. 22. She blamed the mistakes on an assistant who didn’t know the group had to file its expenditures —- the heart of campaign finance reporting.

This news comes days after West Covina resident Lloyd Johnson sent a letter to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office questioning the legality of three campaign mailers the group sent to residents supporting Measure D.

In Johnson’s letter, he accused the Concerned Citizens for sending out the flyers but not reporting the postage and printing costs of the three mailer.

We haven’t hadn’t a chance to look for ourselves, but Sykes said she has filed amended forms with the West Covina City Clerk.