A. A candidate for public office may file a declaration of limitation on expenditures as described in section 2.41.060 with the recorder stating that the candidate, including the principal campaign committee of the candidate, will not make attributable expenditures in excess of .246 times the number of registered voters on April 1 of each year for any public office.
B. For purposes of this section, attributable expenditures made prior to the applicable special, primary or general election reporting period in consideration for goods to be delivered or services to be rendered solely during the special, primary or general election reporting period shall be charged against the expenditure limits described in subsections A of this section in the reporting period during which the goods or services are delivered.
C. A candidate or political committee described in subsections A of this section who have filed a declaration under this section stating that the candidate or committee will not make attributable expenditures with respect to the special, primary and general election in excess of the limits described in subsections A and B of this section shall not be bound by the declaration if any opposing candidate or political committee for the same public office at the same election has not filed a declaration indicating that the candidate or political committee will limit expenditures or has filed the statement but has made expenditures exceeding the applicable limit.
D. The recorder is authorized to adjust annually on April 1st of each year the expenditure limits imposed by this section to account for inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index - All Urban Consumer Portland Index (CPI-U) December to December. (Ord. 2994, amended, 10/06/2009; Ord. 2794 § 7, amended, 1997)