The Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating the chairwoman of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission for voting on a donor's project.
Barbara Delgleize accepted $520 from Irvine-based Sares-Regis Group for her unsuccessful 2010 City Council bid, then voted in favor of the company's apartment units and commercial project, according to a complaint Planning Commissioner Mark Bixby filed Feb 16.
"It was a mistake on my part," Delgleize said.
The FPPC responded to Bixby's complaint in a March 8 letter signed by Executive Director Roman Porter, informing him that an investigation was underway.
The 487-apartment units and 14,500-square-foot commercial project at Edinger Avenue and Gothard Street came before the Planning Commission on Feb. 8 and passed unanimously, said Senior Planner Jennifer Villasenor.
Because Delgleize ran for council while serving as a planning commissioner, she is required to recuse herself for a year from voting on any project from an applicant who contributed more than the $250. She was also required to disclose during the February meeting that she received money from Sares-Regis.