Disclosures & Ethics

The City Clerk, as Filing Officer, administers the Conflict of Interest Code at the local level and notifies each designated employee, board and committee member of their filing obligation. Officials designated in the Conflict of Interest Code are required to file an Assuming Office Statement when they assume a designated position, an Annual Statement each year, and a Leaving Office Statement within 30 days of resignation or termination. Additionally, candidates for elected positions are required to file a Candidate Statement.

Each type of statement has a specified reporting period. Filers must sign the Form 700 under penalty of perjury. Once filed, the form is a public document and must be made available to the public upon request.

Economic Interest


The Mayor, members of the City Council, City Manager, City Treasurer, and City Attorney are identified in Government Code Section 87200 and file Statements of Economic Interest with the City Clerk's Office. The 87200 Filers are full disclosure filers, and are required to disclose financial interests in the following:
  • Investments and sources of income
  • Interest in real property
  • Investments in business entities and sources of income that engage in land development, construction or the acquisition or sales of real property
  • Investment in business entities and sources of income of the type which, within the past 2 years, have contracted with the city of Poway to provide services, supplies, materials, machinery or equipment
  • Investments in business entities and sources of income of the type which, within the past 2 years, have contracted with your department to provide services, supplies, materials, machinery or equipment
  • Business positions

Obtaining Copies


Copies of the Statements of Economic Interest filed by these selected officers may be obtained by visiting the offices of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) or the City Clerk. The physical address of the FPPC is:
  • 428 J St.
    Suite 620
    Sacramento, CA 95814
The physical address of the Poway City Clerk's Office is:
  • 13325 Civic Center Drive
    Poway, CA 92064
The Statements of Economic Interest for some state and local government agency elected officials may be available in electronic format online. Due to privacy concerns the Form 700's posted on the FPPC's website have the address, telephone and signature blocks redacted.

The California Political Reform Act


The Act (Government Code Sections 81000-91014) requires many public officials and employees to file public, personal financial disclosure reports known as Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700). Under the Act, cities are required to adopt and implement a separate Conflict of Interest Code. Designated Employees, Boards and Committee Members, and Elected Officials must file Statements of Economic Interest. The designated filers and the types of economic interests they must disclose are listed in the Poway's Conflict of Interest Code.