Campaign Disclosure Statements
The Political Reform Act and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was established in 1974 by California voters. The Act regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The FPPC’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.
The FPPC directs the filing of campaign disclosure statements. There are various reports that are filed during the year by elected office holders and open committees, and additional reports which are filed by candidates during election cycles. The reports are filed with the City Clerk who is responsible for making the reports (in their entirety) available to the public upon request.
Unredacted reports are available for review at the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA, or may be obtained via email through the City Clerk’s Office. Please indicate the committee/elected official you wish to receive report for and the time period of the filing.
Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) Filings
Statement of Economic Interest – Form 700
City Councilmembers are elected officials required by Government Code Section 87200 to file an annual Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700. Form 700 must be filed with the City Clerk’s Office. Form 700 is a report of all investments, sources of income, sources of gifts, and real property interests within the City’s jurisdiction. Copies of Form 700 filed by Councilmembers (Wade T. Nomura-Mayor; Al Clark-Vice Mayor; Gregg A. Carty-Councilmember; Roy Lee-Councilmember; and Fred Shaw-Councilmember) may be obtained by visiting the office of the FPPC located at 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814 or City Clerk located at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013.
Statements of Economic Interests filed by certain state and local government agency elected officers are available in electronic format on the FPPC’s website.