Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Fair Political Practices Commission is allowing a 60-day extension until June 1, 2020 for the filing of a 2019 Annual Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700). This two-month extension means Form 700’s that are normally due on April 1st, will be accepted by the Office of the City Clerk as timely until June 1, 2020. Although the deadline has been extended, the Office of the City Clerk recommends submitting your filing as soon as possible. Late filings will be subject to a penalty of $10 per day up to $100 commencing after June 1.
Who Must File Form 700
Public officials and designated employees must file Statements of Economic Interest. Public officials are specified in Government Code Section 87200. They include mayors, council members, city attorneys, city managers, planning commissioners, and persons who manage public investments. Additionally, candidates for elected positions are required to file a Candidate statement.
Designated employees and certain consultants who hold positions that involve making or participating in the making of decisions, which may foreseeably have a material effect on the holder’s financial interests also must file. Such positions are listed in the City’s conflict of interest code; people in these positions must file Statements of Economic Interests pursuant to the disclosure categories specified in that code.
Note: Items reported on an individual’s Form 700 are determined by the disclosure category assigned to their specific position in the City’s Conflict of Interest Code.