Conflict of Interest Code

(Amended September 14, 2016)

 The Political Reform Act (Gov. Code Section 81000, et seq.) requires state and local government agencies to adopt and promulgate conflict of interest codes.  The Fair Political Practices Commission has adopted a regulation (2 Cal. Code of Regs. § 18730) that contains the terms of a standard conflict of interest code which can be incorporated by reference in an agency’s code.  After public notice and hearing Section 18730 may be amended by the Fair Political Practices Commission to conform to amendments in the Political Reform Act.  Therefore, the terms of 2 California Code of Regulations section 18730 and any amendments to it duly adopted by the Fair Political Practices Commission are hereby incorporated by reference.  This incorporation page, Regulation 18730  and the attached Appendix designating positions and establishing disclosure categories, shall constitute the conflict of interest code of the Town of Colma (the “Town”).

All officials and designated positions required to submit a statement of economic interests shall file their statements with the City Clerk as the Town’s Filing Officer.  The City Clerk shall make and retain a copy of all statements filed by the Mayor, Members of the City Council, the City Manager, the City Attorney and the City Treasurer, and forward the originals of such statements to the Fair Political Practices Commission.  The City Clerk shall retain the original statements filed by all other officials and designated positions and will make all retained statements available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours. (Gov. Code § 81008.)

APPENDIX
(Amended September 14, 2016)

PART “A”
The Mayor, Members of the City Council, the City Manager, the City Attorney, the City Treasurer, and all Other City Officials who manage public investments as defined by 2 Cal. Code of Regs. § 18700.3(b), are NOT subject to the Town’s Code but must file disclosure statements under Government Code section 87200 et seq.).  [Regs. § 18730(b)(3)]

Officials Who Manage Public Investments

It has been determined that the positions listed below are officials who manage public investments.[1]  These positions are listed here for informational purposes only.

Investment Consultant

[1] Individuals holding one of the above-listed positions may contact the Fair Political Practices Commission for assistance or written advice regarding their filing obligations if they believe that their position has been categorized incorrectly.  The Fair Political Practices Commission makes the final determination whether a position is covered by § 87200.

DESIGNATED POSITIONS

GOVERNED BY THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE

DESIGNATED POSITIONS’

TITLE OR FUNCTION

DISCLOSURE   CATEGORIES ASSIGNED

Administrative Services Director                                                  1, 2

Administrative Technician III                                                            5

Assistant City Engineer                                                                        2, 3, 5, 6

Building Inspector                                                                                   6

Building Official                                                                                        2, 6

Chief of Police                                                                                            5, 6

City Attorney (not filing under GC 87200)                               1, 2

City Clerk                                                                                                      5

City Engineer                                                                                              1, 2

City Planner                                                                                                 1, 2

Communications/Dispatch Supervisor                                        5

Deputy City Clerk                                                                                     5

Deputy City Planner                                                                                2, 3, 5, 6

Deputy Public Works Director                                                          1, 2

Director, Public Works and Planning                                             1,2

Human Resources Manager                                                                5

Labor Negotiator                                                                                       5

DESIGNATED POSITIONS’

  TITLE OR FUNCTION

DISCLOSURE   CATEGORIES ASSIGNED

Maintenance Technician III                                                                 5

Police Commander                                                                                  5

Police Sergeant                                                                                          5

Principal Planner                                                                                      2, 3, 5, 6

Public Works Supervisor                                                                     5

Recreation Coordinator                                                                      5

Senior Planner                                                                                           2, 3, 5, 6

Consultants and New Positions[2]

[2] Individuals serving as a consultant as defined in FPPC Reg 18700.3(a) or in a new position created since this Code was last approved that makes or participates in making decisions must file under the broadest disclosure set forth in this Code subject to the following limitation: 

The  City Manager may determine that, due to the range of duties or contractual obligations, it is more appropriate to assign a limited disclosure requirement.  A clear explanation of the duties and a statement of the extent of the disclosure requirements must be in a written document.  (Gov. Code Sec. 82019; FPPC Regulations 18219 and 18734.). The City Manager’s determination is a public record and shall be retained for public inspection in the same manner and location as this Conflict of Interest Code. (Gov. Code Sec. 81008.).

Part “B”
DISCLOSURE CATEGORIES

The disclosure categories listed below identify the types of economic interests that the designated position must disclose for each disclosure category to which he or she is assigned.[3] “Investment” means financial interest in any business entity (including a consulting business or other independent contracting business) and are reportable if they are either located in or doing business in the jurisdiction, are planning to do business in the jurisdiction, or have done business during the previous two years in the jurisdiction of the Town.

Category 1:  All investments and business positions in business entities, and sources of income, including gifts, loans and travel payments, that are located in,  do business in, or own real property within the jurisdiction of the Town.

Category 2:  All interests in real property which is located in whole or in part within, or not more than two (2) miles outside, the jurisdiction of the Town.

Category 3: All investments and business positions in business entities, and sources of income, including gifts, loans and travel payments, that are engaged in land development, construction, or the acquisition or sale of real property within the jurisdiction of the Town.

Category 4:  All investments and business positions in business entities, and sources of income, including gifts, loans and travel payments,  that provide services, products, materials, machinery, vehicles or equipment of a type purchased or leased by the Town

Category 5:  All investments and business positions in business entities, and sources of income, including gifts, loans and travel payments, that provide services, products, materials, machinery, vehicles or equipment of a type purchased or leased by the designated position’s department, unit or division.

Category 6:  All investments and business positions in business entities, and sources of income, including gifts, loans and travel payments, subject to the regulatory, permit, or licensing authority of the designated position’s department, unit or division.

[3] This Conflict of Interest Code does not require the reporting of gifts from outside this agency’s jurisdiction if the source does not have some connection with or bearing upon the functions or duties of the position.  (Reg. 18730.1)

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