The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created by the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act), a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 1974 as Proposition 9. To meet its responsibilities under the Act, the Commission adopts and amends regulations. It also develops required forms, prepares manuals and instructions, aids agencies and public officials with record keeping and reporting, and maintains a central file of statements of economic interests (SEI) for certain state and local officials. The Commission also investigates alleged violations of the Political Reform Act, imposes penalties when appropriate, and assists state and local agencies in the development and enforcement of conflict-of-interest codes. In an effort to reduce these violations, the FPPC educates the public and public officials on the requirements of the Act, provides written and oral advice to public agencies and officials, and conducts seminars and training sessions.
1) The elected officials who file statements of economic interests are: Liz Reilly, Tzeitel Paras-Caracci, John Fasana, Margaret Finlay, and Samuel Kang.
2) Copies of the statements of economic interests filed by City Councilmembers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (1102 Q Street, Sacramento, California 95811) or Duarte City Hall (1600 Huntington Drive, Duarte 91010).
3) The FPPC's website is www.fppc.ca.gov. Statements of economic interests for some local government agency elected officers may be available in an electronic format on the FPPC's website.
Public disclosure of personal assets and income (Government Code Sections 81000-91014).
Tzeitel Paras-Caracci Form 700
The following FPPC Agency Report forms are available for viewing below.
Form 801 – Payment to Agency Report –Certain payments received by state and local government agencies, including payment for an official’s travel expenses for the purpose of facilitating the public’s business in lieu of a payment using agency funds, and a payment that would otherwise be considered a gift or income to the benefiting official, but is instead accepted on behalf of the agency.
Form 806 – Agency Report of Public Official Appointments –Additional compensation that officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards, or commissions of a public agency, special district, or joint powers agency or authority (FPPC Regulation 18705.5).
Fair Political Practices Commission - City of Duarte Ticket Distribution Policy
The California Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”) amended Section 18944.1 of the California Code of Regulations relating to tickets or passes to facilities or events for entertainment purposes distributed by the City to public officials to further restrict the use of event tickets and/or passes by City officials and employees. From time to time, the City of Duarte receives event tickets and/or passes from public and private entities and individuals and these are considered public resources. The distribution and use of tickets and passes by City officials and employees may serve legitimate public purposes. Also, the City, on occasion, may purchase tickets and/or passes to entertainment events for its officials and employees for public purposes. FPPC Regulation 18944.1 provides for the circumstances and procedures under which the receipt of tickets and/or passes by a public official would need to be disclosed by the City and also the circumstances under which tickets and/or passes distributed to public officials will not trigger disclosure requirements for the purpose of the public official’s Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700.It also requires that any distribution of tickets and/or passes to City officials must be made in accordance with an adopted written policy. The FPPC recognizes and has stated that the City has discretion in determining whether the distribution of tickets and/or passes serves a legitimate public purpose of the City, provided that the determination is consistent with State law. The City Council has adopted the following Ticket Distribution Policy.