PHONE (530) 346-2313
FAX (530) 346-6214
PO Box 702
Colfax, CA 95713
33 South Main St
Colfax, CA 95713
Fair Political Practices Commission
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created by the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act), a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 1974 as Proposition 9.
To meet its responsibilities under the Act, the Commission adopts and amends regulations. It also develops required forms, prepares manuals and instructions, aids agencies and public officials with record keeping and reporting, and maintains a central file of statements of economic interests (SEI) for certain state and local officials.
The Commission also investigates alleged violations of the Political Reform Act, imposes penalties when appropriate, and assists state and local agencies in the development and enforcement of conflict-of-interest codes.
In an effort to reduce these violations, the FPPC educates the public and public officials on the requirements of the Act and provides written and oral advice to public agencies and officials and conducts seminars and training sessions.
The FPPC regulates:
- campaign financing and spending
- financial conflicts of interest
- lobbyist registration and reporting
- post-governmental employment
- mass mailings at public expense
- gifts and given to public officials and candidates
Government Code Section 87200 identifies city elected officials (Mayor, City Attorney, Councilmembers), planning commissioners, Chief Operating Officer, and City Treasurer as statutory filers who are required to file Statements of Economic Interests. Form 700 for 87200 Filers are available on the FPPC Portal here
Campaign Financing Assembly Bill No. 2151 requires the City Clerk to post campaign disclosures to the City’s website for a minimum of 4 years. This bill took effect January 1, 2021 and each campaign statement received after that date is provided here