Fair Political Practices Commission

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 and provides written and oral advice to public agencies and officials and conducts seminars and training sessions.

The FPPC regulates:

  • campaign financing and spending
  • financial conflicts of interest
  • lobbyist registration and reporting
  • post-governmental employment
  • mass mailings at public expense
  • gifts and given to public officials and candidates

The City of Auburn updates it's Conflict of Interest code every other year. The Conflict of Interest code designates employees who must disclose (“Form 700”) certain investments, income, interests in real property and business positions, and who must disqualify themselves from making or participating in the making of governmental decisions affecting those interests.

City of Auburn’s elected officers who file Form 700:
  • Keith Nesbitt, Mayor
  • Bridget Powers, Council Member
  • Matt Spokely, Council Member
  • Daniel Berlant, Council Member
  • Bill Kirby, Vice Mayor
  • George Williams, Treasurer
  • Stephanie Snyder, City Clerk

Copies of the Form 700s can be obtained from either the Auburn City Clerk or the FPPC offices:
Fair Political Practices Commission
428 J Street
Suite 620
Sacramento, CA 95814

Some Form 700s may be available in electronic format on the FPPC’s website.

Each year, the Mayor of the City Council will appoint Council Members to committees, board and commissions.
The Form 806 is used to report 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.