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Conflict of Interest

The Political Reform Act (Government Code Sections 81000-91015) requires most state and local government officials and employees to publicly disclose their personal assets and income. They must also disqualify themselves from participating in decisions which may affect their personal financial interests.

Officials and employees designated in the City's Conflict of Interest Code are required to file an Annual Statement of Economic Interests (SEI). They are also required to file an assuming office and initial statement within 30 days of assuming office and a leaving office statement within 30 days after leaving the office or position.

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is the state agency responsible for issuing the Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700, and for interpreting the law's provisions.

Statements of economic interests are public documents. The City Clerk is the filing official/officer, retains the statements, and makes the statements available for public inspection and reproduction. For further information, please call the City Clerk's Office at (805) 564-5309.

Questions About Gifts & Travel?

For guidelines about reporting Gifts, Honoraria, Travel, or Loans click the link below

Form 700 - HTML Version for Screen Readers

If you are using a screen reader and need to view and HTML version of the Form 700 specifically designed for visually impared filers, click here.

Copies of SEIs:

For the following elected officers identified in Government Code Section 87200 may be obtained by visiting the FPPC Website or the City Clerk's office.

Elected Officers

Helene Schneider, Mayor
Jason Dominguez, Councilmember
Gregg Hart, Councilmember
Frank Hotchkiss, Councilmember
Cathy Murillo, Councilmember
Randy Rowse, Councilmember
Harwood "Bendy" White, Councilmember

Fair Political Practices Commission
428 J Street, Suite 620
Sacramento, CA 95814

City Clerk's Office
​City of Santa Barbara
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

SEIs for certain state and local government officers are available in electronic format on the FPPC's website.  

Last Updated: Jun 20, 2016