Gov. Jerry Brown last year accepted $22,000 in gifts, including dinners and travel expenses, most of it covering his costs to attend a United Nations summit on climate change held in Paris in December, according to a financial disclosure filed Tuesday.
The annual Form 700 details Brown’s personal finances and gifts for 2015, and included $13,440 for Brown's trip to Paris paid for by a nonprofit California State Protocol Foundation that raised money from Brown supporters. Another $2,585 of Brown’s Paris expenses were paid by the Climate Action Reserve, a group that advocates for solutions to climate change.
Other travel expenses reported by Brown include $2,291 from the Brookings Institute, a think tank, for making a speech in New York, $392 from the investment bank Allen and Co., to give a speech in Sun Valley, Idaho, $688 from the California Assn. of Realtors for a speech in Palm Springs, and $125 from the San Francisco Zen Center for one night stay at the center.