The California Political Reform Act
The California Political Reform Act, (Gov. Code Sections 81000-91014) requires many local public officials and employees to file public, personal financial disclosure reports known as Statements of Economic Interests - Form 700.
Under the Act, cities are required to adopt and implement a separate Conflict of Interest Code. Designated Employees, Commissioners, and Elected Officials must file Statements of Economic Interests. The designated filers and the types of economic interests they must disclose are listed in the City of Union City's Conflict of Interest Code.
The City Clerk, as Filing Officer, administers the Conflict of Interest Code at the local level and notifies each designated employee and commissioner of his or her filing obligation. Officials designated in the Conflict of Interest Code are required to file an Assuming Office Statement when they assume a designated position, an Annual Statement each year and a Leaving Office Statement within thirty days of resignation or termination. Additionally, candidates for elected positions are required to file a Candidate statement. Each type of statement has a specified "reporting period." Filers must sign the Form 700 under penalty of perjury. Once filed, the form is a public document and must be made available to the public upon request.
Government Code Section 87200 identifies city elected officials (Mayor, Councilmembers), planning commissioners, City Manager, City Attorney, and the Finance Director (Administrative Services Director) as statutory filers who are required to file Statements of Economic Interests.
Copies of the Statements of Economic Interests for the elected officers and other statutory filers may be obtained by visiting the office of the City Clerk at 34009 Alvarado-Niles Road, Union City, CA 94587. They are also available at the office of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) at 428 J Street, Suite 620, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Statements of Economic Interest filed by certain State and Local Government agency elected officers are available in electronic format on the FPPC’s website.
Elected officers who currently file Statements of Economic Interests with the City Clerk are:
Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Mayor
Emily Duncan, Vice Mayor
Lorrin Ellis, Councilmember
Pat Gacoscos, Councilmember
Jim Navarro, Councilmember
Other Statutory Filers who currently file Statements of Economic Interests with the City Clerk are:
Antonio E. Acosta, City Manager
Benjamin T. Reyes, II, City Attorney
Lee Guio, Planning Commissioner
Jo Ann Lew, Planning Commissioner
Raymond Gonzalez, Jr., Planning Commissioner
Harpal Mann, Planning Commissioner
Harris Mojadedi, Planning Commissioner
Dave Sweilem, Planning Commissioner