Thursday, April 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Political Reform Act compliance clinic set

By
March 11, 2011 | Leave Comment

Yolo County officials will host a clinic Wednesday evening on how to fill out Form 700, which discloses public officials' financial interests and relationships. Courtesy photo

Public agency officials who must disclose financial interests and relationships as required by the Political Reform Act are invited to a clinic Wednesday offered by Yolo County Supervisor Jim Provenza and Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney Michael Cabral.

“The Public Needs to Know — How to Avoid Violating the Political Reform Act” is open to all elected officials, appointed members of boards and commissions, public agency managers and interested community members. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the conference room at Provenza’s district office, 600 A St. in Davis.

The Political Reform Act was established to ensure that public officials — elected, appointed or hired — perform their duties free of bias caused by their own financial interests or those of the people who support them. Each year, officials must file a statement of economic interests on Form 700, and must abide by Government Code 1090 in avoiding conflicts of interest. Gifts, income, assets and more must be disclosed.

“An official’s failure to disclose potential conflicts of interest could result in the official being subjected to civil and criminal penalties, being barred from holding future public office, and result in the nullification of government contracts,” Cabral said in a news release.

“Our goal is to ensure that all officials know and understand their obligations under the Political Reform Act so that their decisions are made with the transparency the Political Reform Act requires.”

According to Supervisor Provenza, “It is critical to keep the trust of the community and act with transparency. However, the reporting requirements can be very complex. An otherwise honest local official can unknowingly violate the law if he or she is not familiar with the requirements of the law and the rulings of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

“That is why I am pleased to team up with the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office to help guide public officials through the process and help answer any questions they may have. “

Cabral specializes in public corruption prosecution and leads Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig’s Public Corruption Unit. Provenza works as a special assistant to the Los Angeles district attorney.

Added Reisig, “We’re committed to enforcing transparency and accountability. But ultimately, our goal is to prevent crimes or infractions from occurring, and I’m pleased Cabral and Provenza are partnering to share their expertise on the rules.”

The filing deadline for the Form 700 is April 1.

Enterprise staff

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

News

 
4-H members prepare for Spring Show

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

Food insecurity remains an issue for many county residents

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1

 
 
Youth sports in focus on radio program

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Rummage sale will benefit preschool

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Concert benefits South Korea exchange

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Conference puts focus on Arab studies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Water rate assistance bill advances

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Program explores STEM careers for girls

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Embroiderers plan a hands-on project

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Central Park Gardens to host Volunteer Orientation Day

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

Volkssporting Club plans North Davis walks

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Hotel/conference center info meeting set

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Davis honors ‘green’ citizens

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Cycle de Mayo benefits Center for Families

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

Author to read ‘The Cat Who Chose to Dream’

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A12

 
.

Forum

High-five to Union Bank

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Broken sprinklers waste water

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Three more administrators?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Neustadt has experience for the job

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Here’s a plan to save big on employee costs

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
Davis is fair, thoughtful

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Ortiz is the right choice for Yolo

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

The high cost of employment

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

DHS tracksters sweep another DVC meet

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Another DVC blowout for DHS girls soccer

By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Young reinvents his game to help Aggies improve on the diamond

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
DHS boys shuffle the deck to beat Cards

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

DHS/Franklin II is a close loss for Devil softballers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Baseball roundup: Giants slam Rockies in the 11th

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2

 
UCD roundup: Aggies lose a softball game at Pacific

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

Jahn jumps to Sacramento Republic FC

By Evan Ream | From Page: B8

 
.

Features

.

Arts

Congressional art competition open to high school students

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
Emerson, Da Vinci to present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
Winters Plein Air Festival begins Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
Bach Soloists wrap up season on April 28

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A11

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6