Burbank Unified school board candidate Steve Ferguson is being slapped with a $100 fine because his financial statements were incomplete -- and therefore, late -- when filed with the city last month, officials said Friday.
The financial report was supposed to span through Jan. 12, but Ferguson reported contributions up until Dec. 31 of last year.
When reached Friday, Ferguson blamed his tardiness on a date “mix-up” by his treasurer.
“It’s honestly just a mix-up with my treasurer and my treasurer didn’t get the dates right,” Ferguson said.
Ferguson was notified that his statement was missing information on Friday, roughly three weeks after the deadline.
Candidates who file late face a $10-per-day penalty, with a maximum fee of $100, according to Deputy City Clerk Susan Domen.
Ferguson will face the full $100 charge, Interim City Clerk Zizette Mullins said.
Phillip Knight, a spokesman for Ferguson’s campaign, said the only contribution Ferguson received between Jan. 1 and 13 was $100 from Marian Fagan, Ferguson’s fourth-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary in Burbank.