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Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700
City Council Members are elected officials identified in Government Code Section 87200 and are required to file Statement of Economic Interest Forms with the City Clerk's Office. Employees designated in the City's Conflict of Interest Code are also required to file.
Distribution of City Gifts, Form 801
Form 801 is used to report certain payments received by state and local government agencies that are used for agency purposes and paid by a third party. FPPC Regulations 18944 and 18950.1 provide a procedure that agencies may use to disclose these payments, which may include a payment for an official’s travel expenses for the purpose of facilitating the public’s business in lieu of using agency funds; and a payment that would otherwise be considered a gift or income to the benefiting official, but is instead accepted on behalf of the agency.
Behested Payment Report, Form 803
Under California’s transparency laws, an elected official who fundraises or otherwise solicits payments from one individual or organization to be given to another individual or organization may be required to report the payment. Generally, a payment is considered "behested" and subject to reporting if:
- it is made at the request, suggestion, or solicitation of, or made in cooperation, consultation, coordination or concert with the public official;
- it is made for a legislative, governmental or charitable purpose; and
- it does not qualify as a gift (made for personal purposes), or a contribution (made for election-related activity) to the elected official.
While state law limits the amount of gifts and campaign contributions an official may receive, there are no limits on behested payments. However, state law requires the reporting of behested payments if they total $5,000 or more per calendar year from a single source.
Public Official Appointments, Form 806
An official may vote to hold another position even if the voting official will receive additional income so long as the public is informed prior to the vote or consent item. FPPC Regulation 18702.5 provides for the filing of a Form 806 under these circumstances. Each agency must post on its website a single Form 806 which lists all the paid appointed positions to which an official will vote to appoint themselves. When there is a change in compensation or a new appointment, the Form 806 is updated to reflect the change. The form must be updated promptly as changes occur.