Political Reform Act – Government Code Section 87505 Compliance

Statement of Economic Interests

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires persons holding specified public offices to file disclosures of investments, real property interests, and income within specified periods of assuming or leaving office and annually while holding the office. Elected officials are required by State Law to file their Statements of Economic Interests – Form 700 with the City Clerk, who makes and retains a copy of each statement and forwards the original to the California Fair Political Practices Commission, which is the filing officer.

Every elected official and public employee who makes or influences governmental decisions is required to submit a Statement of Economic Interest, also known as the Form 700. The Form 700 provides transparency and ensures accountability in two ways:

  1. It 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 personal finances.
  2. 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.

Copies of these statements may be obtained by visiting the City of Lomita City Clerk’s Office located at 24300 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717.

Campaign Disclosure Filings

The Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act) requires the filing of specified statements, reports and other documents by public officials, whether elected or appointed. Assembly Bill No. 2151 (Gallagher) approved by the Governor of California on September 28, 2020, added Government Code § 84616 to the Act. Effective January 1, 2021, local governmental agencies are required to post campaign statements and reports on their agency’s website, within 72 hours of each applicable filing deadline – please see relevant code section below.

84616.

(a) Within 72 hours of each applicable filing deadline, a local government agency shall post on its internet website a copy of any statement, report, or other document required by Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 84100) that is filed with that agency in paper format. If the final day of the 72-hour period is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, the period is extended to the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday. Before posting, the local filing officer shall redact the street name and building number of the persons or entity representatives listed on any statement, report, or document, or any bank account number required to be disclosed by the filer. Providing a link on the agency’s internet website to the statement, report, or other document satisfies this subdivision. (b) A statement, report, or other document posted pursuant to this section shall be made available for four years from the date of the election associated with the filing. (Added by Stats. 2020, Ch. 214, Sec. 1. (AB 2151) Effective January 1, 2021.)

Filer Date Filed Date Due Statement Type Position
James Gazeley January 11, 2021 February 1, 2021 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council
James Gazeley July 6, 2021 August 2, 2021 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council
James Gazeley January 12, 2022 January 31, 2022 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council
Barry Waite January 27, 2022 January 31, 2022 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council
Barry Waite January 21, 2021 February 1, 2021 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council
Barry Waite July 14, 2021 August 2, 2021 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council
Mark Waronek January 31, 2022 January 31, 2022 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council
Mark Waronek February 1, 2021 February 1, 2021 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council
Mark Waronek August 2, 2021 August 2, 2021 Semi-Annual Form 460 City Council

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