Conflicts of Interest

The Political Reform Act

Under the Political Reform Act, a public official has a disqualifying conflict of interest in a governmental decision if it is foreseeable that the decision will have a financial impact on his or her personal finances or other financial interests. In such cases, there is a risk of biased decision-making that could sacrifice the public’s interest in favor of the official’s private financial interests. To avoid actual bias or the appearance of possible improprieties, the public official is prohibited from participating in the decision. 

Conflict of Interest Rules for public officials

Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) for City of Modesto Council and Mayor

To obtain the Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700) for designated City of Modesto employees and committee members who are not required to file directly with the Fair Political Practices Commission, please contact the Modesto City Clerk.