NOTE: the 2024 annual filing due date is Tuesday, April 2
City officers, employees, and certain consultants holding designated positions must disclose their financial interests as specified by their position’s disclosure category on a form called Statement of Economic Interests – Form 700. These public filings help officials and employees monitor their financial interests, identify when those interests might conflict with their government actions, and take steps to avoid conflicts of interests.
The Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act) governs the disclosure of political campaign contributions, spending by candidates and ballot measure committees. The Act prohibits a public official from using their official position to influence a government decision in which they have a financial interest.
The Form 700 provides necessary information to the public about an official’s personal financial interests to ensure that officials are making decisions in the best interest of the public and not enhancing their own personal finances. It serves as a reminder to the public official of potential conflicts of interest so the official can abstain from making or participating in governmental decisions that are deemed conflicts of interest.
For more information https://sfethics.org/guidance/city-officers/statement-of-economic-interests-form-700
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