Political Reform Act Information

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The Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act) governs the disclosure of political campaign contributions, spending by candidates and ballot measure committees. It also sets ethics rules for state and local government officials that impose strict limits on decisions or votes that affect the official's financial interests. The Act also regulates lobbyist's financial disclosure and lobbying practices. The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state commission responsible for the impartial administration, implementation and enforcement of the Act.

Responsibilities

The City Clerk is the local filing officer for all filings and statements required by the Political Reform Act. This includes the campaign contribution and expenditure reports from candidates for City Council, controlled committees and independent expenditure committees, as well as Statements of Economic Interest from current City officials, officers and designated employees, per the City's Conflict of Interest Code.

Electronic Filings

The City of Manhattan Beach requires Campaign Finance Disclosure documents to be filed online. Data within the public portal allows the public to view campaign disclosure forms as required by the Fair Political Practice Commission. See data submitted online.

The City of Manhattan Beach offers Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) online. Data within the public portal allows the public to view asset and income disclosures documents to ensure the avoidance of conflicts of interests. 

FPPC Form 806 – Public Official Appointments

The Form 806 is used to report additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards, or commissions of another public agency, or to a committee or position of the agency of which the public official is a member.  It is required pursuant to FPPC Regulation 18705.5. 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.

 More information can be obtained on the FPPC website.

 

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