LA Mayor Karen Bass Rejects $600 Gift Basket from the Kardashians Mayor Karen Bass of Los Angeles declines extravagant gift from the Kardashian-Jenner family Kim Kardashian's $600 swag bag turned down by Mayor Bass for ethical reasons LA Mayor returns Kardashian gift basket due to city's gift limit regulations Kardashian's generous gift exceeds the allowable limit set by the ethics commission
Los Angeles Mayor Rejects Gifts from Kardashians and Other Sources Due to Ethical Restrictions
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass adheres to strict rules regarding the acceptance of gifts in her role. The city has regulations in place that prohibit elected officials from accepting gifts, except for items worth up to $100 from restricted sources. Any gift exceeding $50 must be disclosed as per the Los Angeles Ethics Commission guidelines.
According to reports, Mayor Bass has declined numerous gifts since taking office in December, including those from the Kardashian-Jenner family. The gifts from the Kardashians, which included a $600 swag bag filled with various luxury items, were turned down due to ethical considerations.
The rejection of gifts extended beyond the Kardashians. Mayor Bass also declined a $229 gift from the Los Angeles Dodgers, which included a custom jersey, sweatshirt, and yearbook. Additionally, she returned two jerseys worth $260 sent by the soccer team Los Angeles FC. Other declined gifts included a $156 skincare package and a $400 gift set of shirts, jackets, and shoes.
Mayor Bass's actions reflect her commitment to upholding ethical standards and avoiding any conflicts of interest.