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The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created by the Political Reform Act of 1974, a ballot initiative passed by California voters as Proposition 9, the FPPC regulates campaign financing and spending; financial conflicts of interest; lobbyist registration and reporting; post-governmental employment; mass mailings at publics expense and gifts and honoraria given to public officials and candidates. The California Political Reform Act, in conjunction with the City of Calimesa’s Conflict of Interest Code requires many local public officials and employees to file public, personal financial disclosure reports known as “Statements of Economic Interests – Form 700”.
Under the Act, cities are required to adopt and implement a separate Conflict of Interest Code, Employee Classifications, Commissioners, Committee Members and Elected Officials designated in the City’s code must file Statements of Economic Interests. The Filing Officer (City Clerk) administers the Conflict of Interest Code at the local level and notifies each designated filer of his or her filing obligation. Officials designated in the Conflict of Interest Code are required to file an Assuming Office Statement when they assume a designated position, an Annual Statement each year and a Leaving Office Statement within thirty days of resignation or termination.
Candidates for elected positions are required to file a Candidate Statement. Each type of statement has a specific reporting period and filing deadline. Filers must sign the Form 700 under penalty of perjury. Once filed, the form is a public document and must be made available to the public upon request.
Information and online forms relating to the Political Reform Act is available from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website.
FPPC Regulation Gift Ticket Distribution – Form 802
On November 21, 2011, the City’s Complimentary Ticket Policy was adopted by Resolution and is in compliance with the provisions of Regulation Section 18944.1 of the FPPC. This policy ensures that all tickets the City receives from public or private entities and individuals are distributed as set by policy and disclosed within 30 days after distribution of tickets.
FPPC Regulation Public Official Appointments – Form 806
The FPPC requires each agency to post a single Form 806 (FPPC Regulation 18705.5 amended March 2012). Form 806 reports additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on other boards, commissions or committees of a public agency, special district, and joint power agency/authorities. Each agency must post a single Form 806 listing all paid appointed positions including the date appointed, length of term and stipend amount.
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