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File #: 21-0942    Version: 1 Name: Amendments to Department Conflict of Interest Codes
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/8/2021 In control: Human Resources
On agenda: 10/5/2021 Final action: 10/5/2021
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Approve amendments to Department Conflict of Interest Codes, on file with the Clerk of the Board, to become effective immediately.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Attachment A, 3. Exhibits A, B, and Signature Pages
DATE: October 5, 2021

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Hollis Magill, Director of Human Resources

SUBJECT: Amendments to Department Conflict of Interest Codes

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve amendments to Department Conflict of Interest Codes, on file with the Clerk of the Board, to become effective immediately.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended action will ensure County department compliance with the Conflict of Interest Code. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Should the recommended action not be approved, the result will be non-compliance with California Government Code section 87302 (Conflict of Interest Code).

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact associated with the recommended action.

DISCUSSION:

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires every public agency to adopt a Conflict of Interest Code, which lists the positions within the agency that are involved in the making of decisions, which may foreseeably have a material effect on any financial interest. For each such listed position, the specific types of investments, business positions, interests in real property, and sources of income, which are reportable are listed.

In 1999, your Board adopted a Standard Conflict of Interest Code for all County departments (amended October 2, 2007) along with the Exhibits "A" and "B" for each county department. Each departmental Code consists of three parts:

* Standard main text, which sets forth the technical requirements for filing reports, etc.;
* Exhibit "A" that details the designated positions that must disclose personal financial information annually; and,
* Exhibit "B" that details the categories and conditions under which these employees must disclose financial information.

Pursuant to California Government Code section 87306, whenever an agency has determined that amendments are necessitated by changed circumstances, the amendments or revisions shall be submitted to the Code reviewing body. The amendments to departme...

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