Campaign Disclosure Statements

Political Reform Act Campaign Disclosure Requirements and Filings

California campaign finance disclosure law requires local elected officeholders, candidates for local elected offices, and committees in support or opposed to local candidates to file their campaign disclosure reports with the City Clerk at specified intervals.

Beginning January 1, 2021, AB2151 requires campaign statements and reports to be posted online within 72 hours of each applicable filing deadline. If the final day of the 72-hour period is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the period is extended to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday.

Pursuant to California Government Code Section 84615(f):  Campaign Financial Statements. The data made available on the Internet shall not contain the street name and building number of the persons or entity representatives listed on the electronically filed forms or any bank account number required to be disclosed by the filer. The local filing officer shall make a complete, unredacted copy of any statement, report, or other document filed pursuant to this section, including any street names, building numbers, and bank account numbers disclosed by the filer, available to any person upon request.

Additional information regarding Campaign Finance Reporting is available on the website of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). There are many different forms that elected officials and candidates may be required to submit depending on their campaign finance participation including:

Candidate Intention (Form 501)
Committee Information for campaigns receiving over $2,000 (Form 410)
Committee Information for campaigns receiving less than $2,000 (Form 470)
Semi-Annual, and Pre-Election Campaign Statements (Form 460)
24-Hour Independent Expenditure Report (Form 496)
24-Hour Contribution Report (Form 497)

Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests

Every public official who makes or participates in making governmental decisions is required to file a Statement of Economic Interests, commonly referred to as the Form 700. The most recent Form 700 Statements of Economic Interests filed by elected officials are available for online public viewing.