Assembly Bill No. 1234 requires that if a local agency provided any type of compensation, salary, or stipend to, or reimbursed the expenses of a member of its legislative body, that local agency's officials must receive training in ethics. The City Clerk is responsible for tracking and retaining public officials’ proof of participation in ethics training.
California State law requires that public officials complete 2 hours of public service ethics education every 2 years. This training is required for the City Council members, Planning Commissioners, Economic Development Committee members and designated staff. Online training is offered through the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Certificates of course completion are kept on file by the City Clerk and copies are available at 10 cents per page from the City Clerk's Office.