The City of El Cerrito Conflict of Interest Code
Adopted by the El Cerrito City Council - Resolution No. 2020-47
Effective: September 15, 2020
Statement of economic interests - form 700
The California Political Reform Act, (Gov. Code Sections 81000-91014) requires many local public officials and employees to file public, personal financial disclosure reports known as Statements of Economic Interests - FPPC Form 700.
Under the Act, cities are required to adopt and implement a separate Conflict of Interest Code. Designated Employees, Commissioners, and Elected Officials must file Statements of Economic Interests. The designated filers and the types of economic interests they must disclose are listed in the City of El Cerrito’s Conflict of Interest Code.
The City Clerk, as Filing Officer, administers the Conflict of Interest Code at the local level and notifies elected officials and each designated employee and commissioner 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. Additionally, candidates for elected office are required to file a Candidate Statement. Each type of statement has a specified "reporting period." 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.
The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's office. Original statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, California 94530. The statements of economic interest for state and some local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPCC's website at http://www.fppc.ca.gov/.
Gift to Agency reports - form 801
Gifts to an agency are reported via FPPC Form 801 which is used to disclose payments made to the City when the payments provide a personal benefit to an official of the City. Examples may include travel, meals, and other benefits. Under certain circumstances, these payments will not result in a gift to the official, but will be considered a gift to the City provided that the payments are used for official City business and meet the requirements set forth in FPPC Regulation 18944.2, which is available on the FPPC website www.fppc.ca.gov.
public official appointments - form 806
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.
Conflict of Interest Resources:
- City of El Cerrito Conflict of Interest Code
- 2019/2020 Statement of Economic Interests - FPPC Form 700
- Text-Only Form 700 for Screen Readers
- 2019/20 Amendment Schedules
- FPPC Form 700 Reference Pamphlet
- FPPC Form 700 Disclosure FAQs
- Limitations and Restrictions on Gifts, Honoraria, Travel and Loans
- Conflicts of Interest Rules
- Pay-to-Play Contribution Restrictions
- California Fair Political Practices Commission
- Commonly Asked Questions
- California Attorney General’s Pamphlet on Conflict of Interest Law
- Public Official Appointments - FPPC Form 806
- City of El Cerrito Ticket Policy - Resolution 2012-84