Economic Interests (Form 700)

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The Political Reform Act (Gov. Code §§ 81000-91014) requires designated state and local government officials and employees to publicly disclose their personal assets and income using a Statement of Economic Interests form (Form 700).  Form 700s are public documents. Any member of the public may inspect and obtain a copy of any statement.

 

View or Obtain Form 700 Filings

For un-redacted filings and/or statements filed prior to 2015: You may obtain copies by emailing us at cityclerk@chulavistaca.gov or visiting our office during normal business hours.

 

FILER Access Portal

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Late Filing Policy & Waiver Request

 

Designated Positions

City Employees in Designated Positions are required to file a Form 700, as well as comply with ethics training requirements.

 

Elected Official Form 700 Filing Information

The following elected officials, identified in Gov Code § 87200, file Statements of Economic Interests with the City Clerk (pursuant to Gov Code § 87505):

  • Mary Casillas Salas, Mayor
  • Patricia Aguilar, Councilmember
  • Mike Diaz, Councilmember
  • John McCann, Councilmember
  • Stephen C. Padilla, Councilmember
  • Glen Googins, City Attorney

How to access filed statements for elected officials:

  • Redacted statements filed in 2015 or after: View Form 700 filings online
  • Un-redacted statements and/or statements filed prior to 2015: Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by the above elected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, California 95814. The physical address of the City Clerk's office is 276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, California 91910. The statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in electronic format on the FPPC's website at www.fppc.ca.gov.

 

 

Chula Vista Municipal Code Sections

  • 2.02.010    Purpose and intent.
  • 2.02.020    The City Council as code reviewing body for conflict of interest code.
  • 2.02.025    Definitions
  • 2.02.030    Conflict of interest code of the City of Chula Vista.
  • 2.02.040    Exception for solely advisory boards and commissions.

 

2.02.010 Purpose and intent.

The City Council intends to implement Government Code Sections 87300 through 87313 pertaining to conflict of interest codes for local agencies. The City Council also intends to implement all appropriate penalties for persons required to file under this chapter who fail to do so in a timely fashion. (Ord. 2807, 2000)

2.02.020 The City Council as code reviewing body for conflict of interest code.

The City Council shall serve as the code reviewing body under Government Code Section 87303 for review and adoption of the conflict of interest code for all persons associated with the City of Chula Vista and required to file a statement of economic interests with the Fair Political Practices Commission. All statements of economic interests shall be filed with the City Clerk, who shall be responsible for filing with the Fair Political Practices Commission. (Ord. 2807, 2000)

2.02.025 Definitions.

The following words and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall for the purpose of this chapter have the meanings defined herein.  Words and phrases defined herein are in the language of the California Government Code sections 82000, et seq.  Whenever any words or phrases used in this chapter are not defined herein, but are defined in the Government Code of the state of California, such definitions are incorporated herein and shall apply to such words and phrases used herein as though set forth herein in full, unless the context clearly indicates a contrary intention.

A. "Business Entity” means any organization or enterprise operated for profit, including, but not limited to a proprietorship, partnership, firm, business trust, joint venture, syndicate, corporation, or association (see, California Government Code section 82005).

B. “Gift” means any payment that confers a personal benefit on the recipient, including a rebate or discount in the price of anything of value unless the rebate or discount is made in the regular course of business to members of the public s of, the without regard to official status. Gifts are not required to be reported if the purpose of disclosure of the source of the gift does not have some connection with or bearing upon the functions or duties of the position for which the reporting is required (see, California Government Code section 82028 for a full definition of “Gift,” and Fair Political Practices Commission regulation 18730.1).

C. “Income” includes gifts, loans and travel payments; other than gifts, it does not include income from any source outside the jurisdiction of the City and not doing business within the jurisdiction, not planning to do business within the jurisdiction, or not having done business within the jurisdiction during the two years prior to the time the statement of economic interests is required to be filed (see, California Government Code section 82030 for a complete definition of “Income”).

D. “Interest in Real Property” includes any leasehold, beneficial or ownership interest or an option to acquire such an interest in real property located in the jurisdiction owned directly, indirectly or beneficially by the filer, or his or her immediate family if the fair market value of the interest is $2,000 or more (see, California Government Code section 82033 for a full definition of “Interest in Real Property”).

E. “Investment” is limited to interests in businesses entities that have property in the City, do business in, plan to do business in, or have done business within the last two years, in the City (see, California Government Code section 82034).

F. “Jurisdiction” - Real property is “within the Jurisdiction” of the City if it is within, or not more than two miles outside the boundaries of the City, or within two miles of any land owned or used by the City (see, California Government Code section 82035 for a complete definition of “Jurisdiction”). (Ord. 3261, 2013).

2.02.030 Conflict of interest code of the city of Chula Vista.

A.  The Political Reform Act, Government Code Sections 81000, et. seq., requires local government agencies to adopt and promulgate conflict of interest codes.  The Fair Political Practices Commission has adopted a regulation, Title 2 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 18730, which contains the terms of a standard model conflict of interest code, which is incorporated by reference, and which may be amended by the Fair Political Practices Commission to conform to amendments in the Political Reform Act after public notice and hearings.  Therefore, the terms of Title 2 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 18730, and any amendments to it, except Section 9.5, duly adopted by the Fair Political Practices Commission, are hereby incorporated by reference and constitute the conflict of interest code of the City of Chula Vista.

B. The City Council shall set forth by resolution the officials, designated employees, and consultants who are required to file statements of economic interests and the disclosure categories under which each such official, designated employee and consultant shall file. By this reference, the resolution, and any amendments to it, is incorporated into this conflict of interest code. The City’s disclosure categories are set forth below (please refer to the definitions within this Chapter and the PRA for capitalized terms in bold type):

Disclosure Category 1: Report all of the following:
a. Investments in, and business positions held with, any Business entity located in, or doing business within the City’s Jurisdiction, or doing business with the City; and
b. Income from any source, regardless of the jurisdiction in which the source resides or does business.

Disclosure Category 2: Report any Interest in real property for such real property that is located within the Jurisdiction of the City.

Disclosure Category 3: Report all of the following:
a. Investments in, and positions held with, any Business entity, that is subject to the regulatory, permitting, or licensing authority of the City department in which you work (“Departmental Authority”); and
b. Interests in real property if the real property is subject to such Departmental Authority; and
c. Income from any source which is subject to such Departmental Authority.

Disclosure Category 4: Report all of the following:
a. Investments in, and business positions held with, any Business entity that engages in land development, construction, or the acquisition or sale of real property, within the Jurisdiction of the City; and
b. Income from any source that that engages in land development, construction, or the acquisition or sale of real property, within the Jurisdiction of the City.

Disclosure Category 5: Report all of the following:
a. Income from sources that provide leased facilities, goods, equipment, vehicles, machinery, or services (including training or consulting services), of the type utilized by the City (“City Goods and Services”); and
b. Investments in, and business positions held with, any Business entity which provides such City Goods and Services.

Disclosure Category 6: Report all of the following:
a. Income from any source that provides leased facilities, goods, equipment, vehicles, machinery, or services (including training or consulting services), of the type utilized by the City department in which you work (“Departmental Goods and Services”); and
b. Investments in, and business positions held with, any Business entity which provides such Departmental Goods and Services.

Disclosure Category 7: Report all of the following:
a. Income from any source that is of the type that receives grants or other monies from or through the City; and
b. Investments in, and business positions held with, any Business entity, including non-profit organizations, that is of the type that receives grants or other monies from or through the City.

2.02.040 Exception for solely advisory boards and commissions.

A. The City Council  finds that certain of the City’s boards and commissions are solely advisory within the meaning of Government Code Section 87100, and are, therefore, not required by law to be governed under the City’s conflict of interest code.

B. For Those boards and commissions not required by law to be governed under the City’s Conflict of Interest code, the City Council declares that citizens serving as volunteers on those boards and commissions shall not be required to complete and submit statements of economic interests and shall not be required to disqualify themselves from deliberations or decision making for economic reasons. (Ord. 2807, 2000).

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