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Fair Political Practices Commission Filings

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About FPPC

The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is a five-member independent, non-partisan commission that has the primary responsibility for the impartial and effective administration of the Political Reform Act.

The mission of the FPPC is to promote the integrity of state and local government in California through fair, impartial interpretation and enforcement of political campaign, lobbying and conflict of interest laws. You may access the FPPC website by visiting

Form 700 - Statement of Economic Interests

 The City of Bell Gardens Conflict of Interest Code is required by Government Code Section 87306. The Political Reform Act prohibits a public official from using his or her official position to influence a governmental decision  in which he or she has a financial interest. Every state and local agency must adopt a conflict of interest code that identifies all officials and employees within the agency who makes governmental decisions based on the positions they hold. This code must be updated at least every two years.

Per Government Code Section 87505, the following elected officials identified by Government Code Section 87200 file the FPPC Statement of Economic Interest Form 700.  You may view copies of the statements filed by the elected officials by visiting

  • Mayor Alejandra Cortez
  • Mayor Pro Tem Lisseth Flores
  • Council Member Pedro Aceituno
  • Council Member Marco Barcena
  • Council Member Jennifer Rodriguez

Form 802 – Ticket Distribution

In accordance with Section 18944.1 of the Fair Political Practices Commission Regulation, tickets distributed to a City official shall be documented in a completed FPPC Form 802 and posted on the City's website within 30 days after distribution. A Form 802 posted to the City's website shall be maintained on the website for a period of not less than four years.

Form 803 - Behested Payment Report 

A behested payment is made when a local elected official solicits a donation to an organization, such as a 501(c)(3), that is used for legislative, governmental or charitable purposes. These payments are not considered campaign contributions or gifts. While state law limits the amount of campaign contributions and gifts, there are no limits on behested payments. State law requires that behested payments be reported if they total $5,000 or more per calendar year from a single source. Officials must report the behested payments within 30 days of the date they are made.

Form 806 – Agency Report of Public Official Appointments

Pursuant to Fair Political Practices Commission Regulation 18702.5 each agency is required to prepare and post a single Form 806 on each city's website and make available to the public. Form 806 reports additional compensation that a public official receives when appointing themselves to positions on committees, boards, or commissions of a public agency, special district, or joint powers agency or authority.