Gifts and Contributions to the County
The County Charter (Section 1000.1) and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) have specific reporting requirements for any gifts provided to the County or County officials. Below is a description of the requirements and the applicable forms:
Reporting Requirements for Campaign Contributions or Gifts by
Contractors and their Lobbyists (County Charter Section 1000.1)
Pursuant to Section 1000.1 of the County Charter, "Any person or entity whose service contract is to be considered by the Board of Supervisors for approval, amendment, or extension, and the registered lobbyists of such person or entity, must make a public disclosure of gifts and campaign contributions made to members of the Board of Supervisors prior to the Board’s decision." A “contractor” means "any person or entity whose service contract is to be considered for approval, amendment, or extension by the Board of Supervisors," and a “registered lobbyist” means any person who is registered as a lobbyist with the County of San Diego. At least four (4) calendar days before the day of the meeting of the Board of Supervisors at which the approval, amendment or extension of the service contract is to be considered by the Board, the contractors and their registered lobbyists shall disclose in writing the following:
- All gifts that are reportable pursuant to the provisions of the Political Reform Act of 1974, as amended, given by contractors and their registered lobbyists to any member of the Board of Supervisors or to the immediate family of such member during the year preceding the date of the disclosure.
- All federal, State and local campaign contributions made by the contractors and their registered lobbyists to any member of the Board of Supervisors or his or her controlled committees during the year preceding the date of the disclosure.
Gifts to the County (FPPC Form 801)
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires the County to disclose payments made to the County when the payments are then used for a County official. Examples may include travel, meals or other benefits. Under certain circumstances, these payments will not result in a gift to the official, but will be considered a gift to the County. The payments must be used for official agency business and must meet other requirements that are set out in Board Policy A-112 "Acceptance of Gifts and Donations" and FPPC Regulation 18944.2, which is available on the FPPC website at www.fppc.ca.gov. County officials must file the Form 801 with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors within 30 days of the use of the payment.
View Form 801's filed with the County.
Gifts of Event Tickets to County Officials (FPPC Form 802)
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) requires an agency official to report, using Form 802, the acceptance of tickets to entertainment events, sporting events, and like occasions when he/she performs a ceremonial role or function on behalf of the public agency. Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulation 18944.1 sets out the circumstances under which an agency’s distribution of tickets to entertainment events, sporting events and like occasions would not result in a gift to individuals that attend the function. The Form 802 serves to detail each event and the public purpose of each agency distribution. FPPC Regulation 18942 lists exceptions to reportable gifts, including ceremonial events, when listed on this form.
Agency officials do not report the admissions on the official’s Statement of Economic Interests, Form 700, and the value of the admission is not subject to the gift limit. The Form 802 also informs the public as to whether the admissions were made at the behest of an agency official and whether the behested tickets were provided to an organization or specific individuals. Related information is available in Board Policy A-112 "Acceptance of Gifts and Donations".
For more information or to complete a Form 802, visit the FPPC’s website at: http://www.fppc.ca.gov/forms. Completed Forms 802 must be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors.
View Form 802's filed with the County.