Statement of Economic Interests - Form 700
The California Political Reform Act (Government Code Sections 81000-91014)
The California Political Reform Act requires many public officials and employees to file public, personal financial disclosure reports known as Statements of Economic Interests. Under the Act, cities are required to adopt and implement a separate Conflict of Interest Code. Designated employees, board/commission/committee members and elected officials must file a Statement of Economic Interest Form with the City Clerk's Office. The designated filers and the types of economic interests that are required to be disclosed are listed in the the City of Lemon Grove's Conflict of Interest Code.
The City Council adopted Resolution No. 2022-3911 on September 22, 2022 adopting its amended Conflict of Interest Code.
Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Requirements
The Fair Political Practices Commission requires the Offices of the City Clerk that maintain a website to post a notification on that website related to Statement of Economic Interest Form 700 for 87200 filers. These are full disclosure filers and are required to disclose certain financial interests.
Additionally, candidates for elected positions are required to file a Candidate Statement. Candidates must file a Statement of Economic Interest Form 700 no later than the final filing date for the declaration of candidacy or nomination documents. Once filed, the form is a public document and must be made available to the public upon request.
The following is a list of Form 700 (Gov't Code 87200) filers whose statements are sent directly (or forwarded) to the FPPC:
Mayor Racquel Vasquez
Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Jones
Council Member Jennifer Mendoza
Council Member Liana LeBaron
Council Member George Gastil
Commissioner Seth Smith
Commissioner Miranda Evans
Commissioner Emily Jacobs
Commissioner Jacqueline Clark
Commissioner John Burns
Other Designated Positions
City Manager Lydia Romero
City Attorney Kristen Steinke
Copies of the Statements of Economic Interest filed by these selected officers may be obtained by accessing the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) using their self-search site by name, via the following link. https://www.fppc.ca.gov/transparency/form-700-filed-by-public-officials/form700-search/form700-new.html. Original statements for all other designated positions as indicated by the City's COI are retained in the Office of the City Clerk.
The Statements of Economic Interest for some state and local government agency elected officials may be available in electronic format online, if not available electronically copies are available for a fee. Due to privacy concerns the Form 700's posted on the FPPC's website have the address, telephone and signature blocks redacted as set forth in 2 CCR 18313.6.