STAFF REPORT - CITY COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY/PUBLIC FINANCE AUTHORITY
|Subject:||Adopt Resolution No. 3986 Amending the City's Conflict of Interest Code Regarding Designated Employees and Disclosure Categories as Required by the Political Reform Act and Approving the 2020 Local Agency Biennial Notice|
|Meeting Date:||October 1, 2020|
|From:||Marissa Trejo, City Manager|
|Prepared by:||Shannon Jensen, City Clerk|
City Manager recommends the City Council adopt Resolution No. 3986 amending the City's Conflict of Interest Code regarding designated employees and associated disclosure categories as required by the Political Reform Act and approve the the 2020 Local Agency Biennial Notice.
A conflict of interest code tells public officials, government employees, and consultants ("designated employees") what financial interests they must disclose on their Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700). Financial interests include investments, business positions, income, loans, and gifts. The code requires different levels of disclosure ("disclosure categories") for the designated positions. An accurate disclosure is essential to monitor whether officials, employees, and consultants have conflicts of interest and is the basis or the transparency that California's Political Reform Act requires of public officials.
The Political Reform Act requires every local government agency to adopt a conflict of interest code and review that code at least every two (2) years. Amendments are required to include new positions, revision of disclosure categories, revision to titles of existing positions, and deletion of titles of positions that have been abolished and/or positions that no longer make or participate in making governmental decisions. The current amendment reflects the revision of an existing position title as noted in italics on the Resolution.
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