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Conflict of Interest Code
Under the California Political Reform Act (Gov. Code § 81000), designated elected and appointed public officials are required disclose assets and income that may be materially affected by their official actions.
As required by the Act, government agencies must adopt a Conflict of Interest Code to regulate who within their agency is required to file statements of economic interests, and what types of financial interests they must disclose. Disclosure is determined based on the position’s level of decision-making.
- City of Davis Conflict of Interest Code (adopted 01/24/17)
Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interest
Certain employees and public officials must disclose their personal financial information on a Statement of Economic Interests Form 700, as designated in the Political Reform Act (Gov. Code § 87200) or the City of Davis Conflict of Interest Code. The intent of the Form 700 is to ensure that decision makers are not using their authority to affect personal financial interests.
The City Clerk’s Office collects and maintains Form 700s, as well as provides public access to them. These forms are filed on an annual basis, and upon assuming or leaving office. The City uses an electronic filing system called eDisclosure for conflict of interest disclosure statements. Access to the public portal to review filed forms, and for individuals to file forms may be found via the links below:
- City of Davis DisclosureDocs Access (Public Portal)
- City of Davis eDisclosure System (For Form 700 Filers)
Form 806 - Public Official Appointments
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires each agency to post Form 806 (pursuant to FPPC Regulation 18705.5). Form 806 reports additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on other boards, commissions or committees of a public agency, special district, and joint power agency/authorities.
Campaign Disclosure Statements
The California Political Reform Act (Gov. Code § 84100) requires the filing of Campaign Disclosure Statements by any person or combination of persons who will be raising or spending money in local elections, including but not limited to local candidates for elective office, or those supporting or opposing local candidates or ballot measures. Such persons may be required to file the following forms: Form 501-Candidate Intention Statement; Form 410-Statement of Organization; Form 460-Recipient Committee Campaign Statement; Short Form 470-Officeholder/Candidate Campaign Statement; Form 496-24-Hour Independent Expenditure Report; and Form 497-24-Hour Contribution Report. For a comprehensive listing of disclosure forms and/or detailed instructional manuals, visit the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website.
The City of Davis has additional campaign committee formation and disclosure requirements. These are found in Chapter 12 (Elections) of the Davis Municipal Code.
When do I File Statements?
There are various filing deadlines depending on the type of committee, and whether or not that committee is involved in an active election. There are also special quarterly filing deadlines for measure committees with qualified initiatives or during the petition qualification process. The following schedules are provided via the FPPC:
November 6, 2018 Election:
- Committees Primarily Formed to Support/Oppose Local Measures Listed on the November 6, 2018 Ballot
- City and County General Purpose Recipient Committees Making Contributions or Independent Expenditures in Connection with the November 6, 2018 Local Elections
- City and County Major Donor and Independent Expenditure Committees Making Contributions or Independent Expenditures in Connection with the November 6, 2018 Local Elections
- Local Slate Mailer Organizations
No Election (Not Being Voted Upon in 2018):
- Local Candidates and Officeholders (Including Superior Court Judges) Not Being Voted Upon in 2018
- Committees Primarily Formed to Support/Oppose Local Measures Not Being Voted Upon in 2018
Additional filing schedules are available at FPPC Filing Schedules webpage.
How do I File Statements?
The City has implemented an electronic filing system called eCampaign to ensure that contributions and expenditures in city elections are disclosed and made available to the public. All committees who are required to file campaign disclosure statements must file their forms electronically through this system (including independent expenditure committees and major donor committees).
Note: In order to use eCampaign, an account must be created by the City Clerk’s Office. Please contact 530-757-5648 or email@example.com to request an account creation. An account will automatically be created for committees upon receipt of an initial Form 410-Statement of Organization. If your committee structure does not require this form, including but not limited to independent expenditure committees and major donor committees, please contact our office as soon as possible to initiate an account.
The eCampaign site provides information about filers who have officially formed committees. Access to the public portal and committee filer portals may be found below:
- Public Transparency Portal to View Campaign Committee Filed Forms:
City of Davis eCampaign Public Access
Statements prior to 2017 are also available for viewing/copying at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours, or may be requested via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Campaign Committee Portal to File Campaign Forms:
City of Davis eCampaign System Filer Portal
Helpful Links Related to Campaign Disclosures
This webpage is intended to provide general information regarding disclosure reporting with the City of Davis. Additional filing requirements may apply.
If you have questions about what you are required to file, where to file it, or when to file it, please visit the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website or call toll free at 1-866-ASK-FPPC.