Fair Political Practice Commission Statements
Conflict of Interest Code (Code)
The Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act) requires most state and local government officials to publicly disclose their personal assets and income upon assuming office, annually thereafter, and leaving office. Under the Act, cities are required to adopt and implements a Conflict of Interest Code designating Employees, Consultants, Commissioners, and Elected Official and the types of economic interests they must disclose on the Statement of Economic Interest Form 700. The Form 700 provides transparency and ensures accountability by making transparency and ensures accountability by providing information to the public about an official's personal financial interests to ensure that officials are making decisions in the best interest of the public and not enhancing their personal finances, and it serves as a reminder to the public official of potential conflicts of interest so the official can abstain from making or participating in governmental decisions that are deemed conflicts of interest.
The City of Shafter Conflict of Interest Code is reviewed biannually. Click here to access the Code.
Statement of Economic Interests (SEI)
Disclosure is done by filing a Form 700 with the agency filing officer, which for the City of Shafter is the City Clerk. The Form 700 is filed using a web-based access portal. The Form 700 is made available to the public for inspection and copying on-line as soon as it is filed electronically. Use the Access Portal to view and copy a Form 700 filed with the City of Shafter using the ACCESS PORTAL LINK
The Form 700 is also made available during the regular business hours no later than the second business day after the statement is filed electronically. Copies can also be purchased by visiting the Shafter City Clerk's Office at 336 Pacific Avenue, Shafter CA 93263, at a cost of 10 cents per page, and $5 fee for statements 5 years or older.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) also makes the Form 700 filed by elected officials available on their website. FPPC Website Search.
Agency Report of Public Official Appointments (Form 806)
Pursuant to FPPC Regulation 18702.5, a Form 806 is used to report additional compensation that officials receives when appointing themselves to positions on committees, board, or commissions of another public agency or to a committee or position of the agency of which the public official is a member. 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. The form must be updated promptly as changes occur.