Fair Political Practices Commission Statements
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created by the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act), a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 1974 as Proposition 9.
To meet its responsibilities under the Act, the Commission adopts and amends regulations. It also develops required forms, prepares manuals and instructions, aids agencies and public officials with record keeping and reporting, and maintains a central file of statements of economic interests (SEI) for certain state and local officials.
The Commission also investigates alleged violations of the Political Reform Act, imposes penalties when appropriate, and assists state and local agencies in the development and enforcement of conflict-of-interest codes.
In an effort to reduce these violations, the FPPC educates the public and public officials on the requirements of the Act and provides written and oral advice to public agencies and officials and conducts seminars and training sessions.
The FPPC regulates:
- campaign financing and spending
- financial conflicts of interest
- lobbyist registration and reporting
- post-governmental employment
- mass mailings at public expense
- gifts and given to public officials and candidates
Copies of the Form 700s can be obtained from either the City Clerk or the FPPC website.
Campaign disclosure statements must be filed pursuant to the state Political Reform Act. The filing requirements are determined by the amount of money raised and spent and the type of filer (candidates, general purpose committees, ballot measure committees, petitions, independent expenditures, etc.). Enforcement and oversight of these requirements are managed by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). For detailed information on regulations and reporting requirements, please use the links provided in the Resources section below.
LOCAL FILING OFFICER
Campaign disclosure statements are filed in the office of the City Clerk, who serves as the filing officer for local candidates and campaign committees.
Filing received on or after January 1, 2021, will be posted on the city’s website within 72 hours of the applicable filing deadline and can be accessed using the links below. If the final day of the 72-hour period is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the period is extended to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. Filings prior to January 1, 2021, can be requested by contacting the City Clerk. All campaign statements are public information and available for review in their entirety by contacting the Deputy City Clerk at Shirley.firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-562-5714.