Specifically, the ordinance created the obligation for all elected officials and members of the City's Boards and Commissions to disclose his/her interests when serving as a voting member of a board of directors of a non-profit entity without compensation, as an attorney or accountant for such an entity who provides pro bono services, or as the trustee of a charitable trust. These officials shall also disclose each and all of his/her rented or leased interests in real property located in the City of Palm Springs, including leases executed with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in relation to real property that is owned. In addition, officials must update their Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) on a quarterly basis, if any changes occurred in the preceding quarter.
Disclosure statements must be filed by the first business day of the month of April. In the event that any official experiences a material change of interest after filing the annual disclosure statement, the official in question shall file an amendment within 30 days of the end of the quarter. Regular filing dates are:
- Assuming Office: Due within 30 days of oath of office.
- Period Covered: 12 months preceding appointment.
- Annual Statement: Due on or before the first business day of the month of April.
- Period Covered: Preceding calendar year (January 1-December 31st).
- Quarter 1: Due on or before April 30, only if there is a material change.
- Period covered: January 1 through March 31.
- Quarter 2: Due on or before July 31, only if there is a material change.
- Period covered: April 1 through June 30.
- Quarter 3: Due on or before October 31, only if there is a material change.
- Period covered: July 1 through September 30.
- Quarter 4: Due on or before January 31, only if there is a material change.
- Period covered: October 1 through December 31.
Because the enactment of the ordinance occurred after the April 1st deadline. The first annual filing will be due by June 30, 2018. Redacted disclosure statements will be posted online and unredacted versions of these documents may be inspected and duplicated in the Office of the City Clerk. If you have questions related to the filing requirements or to obtain copies of disclosure documents, please contact the Office of the City Clerk.
On May 14, 2018, City Attorney Edward Z. Kotkin facilitated a training regarding the City's new Public Integrity Ordinance, Conflicts of Interests, and the Brown Act. This 2-hour session was recorded and can be replayed on YouTube.