Fair Political Practices Information
The Lakeport City Council, Planning Commissioners, Committee Members, and certain consultants and employees are required to comply with the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). The FPPC has primary responsibility for the administration of the Political Reform Act. The Act regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The Commission’s objectives are to ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process, to promote transparency in government, and to foster public trust in the political system.
HISTORY OF THE FPPC AND THE POLITICAL REFORM ACT
The Act and the FPPC were created in 1974 when California voters approved Proposition 9. In the wake of the Watergate scandal, Californians wanted to rein in the potential corruptive influence of special interests by creating an agency to enforce restrictions on fundraising and lobbying. And since the adoption of the Act, the Commission has been responsible for shining light on violations of campaign and governmental ethics.
LAKEPORT CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE AND STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTERESTS
The Political Reform Act requires that state and local agencies adopt Conflict of Interest Codes which designates which positions shall file Statements of Economic Interests. Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by Lakeport Officials may be obtained by visiting the office of the City Clerk, 225 Park Street, Lakeport, California. Statements of economic interests for some state and local government agency elected officers may be available in the Transparency Portal found on the FPPC's website.
Copies of the City of Lakeport Conflict of Interest Code and other Statutory Notices can be found in the City Clerk Document Center.