Pursuant to Government Code Section 81000, also known as the California Political Reform Act, candidates and committees are required to file campaign disclosure statements, which provide detailed accounting information on money spent or contributions received in support or opposition of a candidate, campaign, or measure. Political Action Committee statements are available for review in the City Clerk's Office.
The City Clerk is the official filing officer for campaign disclosure statements related to elections for the City of Seal Beach and local City ballot and initiative measures. Additional information regarding Campaign Finance Reporting is available on the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) website and some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website (see FPPC website link below).
(AB 1509 adds GC §87505 - Political Reform Act)
Public officials and designated employees must file Statements of Economic Interest, also known as Form 700. Public officials are specified in Government Code Section 87200. They include Council Members, City Attorneys, City Managers, Planning Commissioners, and persons who manage public investments. Designated employees and certain consultants who hold positions that involve making or participating in the making of decisions, which may foreseeably have a material effect on the holder's financial interests, also must file. Such positions are listed in the City's conflict of interest code; people in these positions must file Statements of Economic Interests - Form 700 pursuant to the disclosure categories specified in that code.
The City Council Members are elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file Statements of Economic Interest with the City Clerk's office. Copies of the Statements of Economic Interest filed by the elected officers may be obtained by visiting the City Clerk's Office or the office of the FPPC. The physical address of the Seal Beach City Clerk's Office is 211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814.
The City Clerk is the local filing officer for other forms that must be posted, including:
You may access the City's electronic database of FPPC documents by using the following link:
Laserfiche - FPPC Documents
Please feel free to contact the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) by visiting their website or calling 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772).