State regulations require public officials to disclose economic interests, receive ethics training, and adhere to restrictions on participating in decision-making, when he or she may have a conflict of interest. There are also State requirements related to:
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was established by the State, through the passage of the Political Reform Act, to establish conflict of interest regulations, and provide assistance to public officials with recordkeeping and reporting related to financial interests and campaign activity.
To help identify potential conflicts of interest, certain officials are required to file forms called Statements of Economic Interests, also known as Form 700 pursuant to Government Code Section 87200. Additionally, the City Council has adopted a Conflict of Interest Code, which provides for the disclosure of other designated employees’ assets and income which may be affected by their official actions.
City of Claremont elected and appointed government officials who are required to file a Form 700 pursuant to Government Code Section 87200 are:
|Corey Calaycay||City Councilmember|
|Joseph Lyons||City Councilmember|
|Opanyi Nasiali||City Councilmember|
|Sam Pedroza||City Councilmember|
|Larry Schroeder||City Councilmember|
|Anthony Ramos||City Manager|
|Adam Pirrie||Finance Director/City Treasurer|
|Bibi Ameer||Accounting Supervisor/Deputy City Treasurer|
|Sonia Carvalho||City Attorney|
|Catherine Curtis||Planning Commissioner|
|Parker Emerson||Planning Commissioner|
|James Jackson||Planning Commissioner|
|Douglas Lyon||Planning Commissioner|
|Leigh Anne Jones||Planning Commissioner|
|Rick Reed||Planning Commissioner|
|Richard Rosenbluth||Planning Commissioner|
Copies of Statements of Economic Interest may be obtained from the City Clerk or from the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission. You may also visit the FPPC website as some local government officials’ statements may be available in electronic format on the commission website: www.fppc.ca.gov.
Claremont City Clerk
207 Harvard Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Form 806 is used by the City to report additional compensation that public officials receive when they are part of a Council decision to appoint themselves to a position on a committee, board or commission of another public agency.
Fair Political Practices Commission Regulation 18944.2 provides circumstances under which a payment made to a local agency is not considered a reportable gift to an individual public official. Form 802 is used by the City to report such gifts.
In accordance with State AB 1234, all City of Claremont elected officials and appointed commission members are required to attend two hours of State-approved local ethics training. The first certification is due within one year of taking office, and every two years thereafter. The City has also chosen to require all department heads, managers, and supervisory employees to adhere to the same regulations. A free online training course is available to these individuals, as well as any interested person, at www.fppc.ca.gov.
Tax Payer Protection Act
The Taxpayer Protection Act places certain requirements and restrictions on Councilmembers for decisions they have made while in office. Attached are the Taxpayer Protection Act reference sheets.
2017 Tax Payer Protection Act list (January-September): TPA List 2017
2016 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2016
2015 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2015
2014 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2014
2013 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2013
2012 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2012
2011 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2011
2010 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2010
2009 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2009
2008 Tax Payer Protection Act list: TPA List 2008