Recognizing that public officials must make difficult choices, the Council has adopted an ethical code of conduct.
Political Reform Act
There are numerous sources of conflict of interest that may require a Council member, commissioner, committee member or designated employee to disqualify themselves from participating in a decision. The Political Reform Act (PRA) controls financial conflicts of interest of public officials.
The PRA is implemented and enforced by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), which has issued comprehensive regulations. For a public official to understand the PRA's impact on his/her actions, it is suggested that public officials discuss the law and any potential conflicts with the City Attorney or a private attorney.