Conflict of Interest Information

Overview

The Political Reform Act requires every state and local government agency to adopt a unique conflict-of-interest code. The code lists position within the agency filled by individuals who make or participate in making governmental decisions that could affect their personal economic interests. The code also requires individuals holding these positions to periodically file Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests, disclosing certain personal economic interests as determined by the code's "disclosure categories." These individual are called designated employees or code filers.

Statements of economic interest filed by state and local public officials are public records. The agencies that retain filed statements must make them available for public inspection or reproduction during regular business hours no later than the second business day after they are received unless the statements are five or more years old.

The City of Hesperia public officials and designated employees file their completed statements of economic interests with the City Clerk's Office. Original statements filed by the local elected officials, candidates and designated staff members are forwarded by the City Clerk to the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Copies of statements forwarded to the FPPC can be obtained either for the City Clerk's Office or the FPPC.

Employees of the State Senate and Assembly file their statements directly with the FPPC.

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