The State of California adopted provisions to address campaign disclosures. The law, commonly referred to as "The Political Reform Act" is provided for in California Government Code Sections 81000-91015.
The Act requires all candidates and committees supporting or opposing candidates or ballot measures to file campaign statements. The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regulates provisions and provides the statements to inform the voters about who is contributing to candidates and political committees, how much is being contributed and when, and what is being spent by candidates and committees.
Campaign Disclosure Statements are public documents. Any member of the public may inspect and copy any statement. Forms must be available as soon as possible during the agency's regular business hours, but in any event not later than the second business day after the statement is received.
Use the "Public Portal" to view Campaign Disclosure Statements filed beginning in July 2015. For statements filed prior to July 2015, may contact the City Clerk Office to obtain records.
To preserve the privacy of persons who participate in the political process by making contributions to candidates for elective office, the addresses from the campaign disclosure statements have been redacted for the internet version (contributors only). Full copies (without redaction) are available in the City Clerk's Office for review or copies can be provided for $0.10 per page.
The Filer Access Portal is a web-based, data entry filing system that allows individuals to submit their Campaign Disclosure reports mandated by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to the Electronic Filing System free of charge.
Use the Filer Access Portal to create Campaign Disclosure statements for electronic filing and creating paper copies to file with your filing officer. Visit NetFile to get started.