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WKWD Conflict of Interest Code

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE FOR

WEST KERN WATER DISTRICT

The Political Reform Act (Government Code Section 81000, et seq.) requires state and local government agencies to adopt and promulgate conflict of interest codes. The Fair Political Practices Commission has adopted a regulation (2 California Code of Regulations Section 18730) that contains the terms of a standard conflict of interest code, which can be incorporated by reference in an agency's code. After public notice and hearing, the standard code may be amended by the Fair Political Practices Commission to conform to amendments in the Political Reform Act. Therefore, the terms of 2 California Code of Regulations Section 18730 and any amendments to it duly adopted by the Fair Political Practices Commission are hereby incorporated by reference. This regulation and the attached Appendices, designating positions and establishing disclosure categories, shall constitute the conflict of interest code of West Kern Water District (District).

Individuals holding designated positions shall file their statements of economic interests with the District, which will make the statements available for public inspection and reproduction. (Gov. Code Sec. 81008.) All statements will be retained by the District.

APPENDIX A

DESIGNATED POSITIONS

POSITION

Board Members

General Manager

Director of Finance

Engineer+

Director of Operations

General Counsel+

Regulatory Administrator

Purchasing Clerk

Consultants/New Positions

DISCLOSURE CATEGORY

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1,2,3

1

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+Positions currently filled by outside consultants who serve in a staff capacity.

*Consultants/ New Positions shall be included in the list of designated employees and shall disclose pursuant to the broadest disclosure category in the code subject to the following limitation:

The General Manager may determine in writing that a particular consultant or new position, although a “designated position,” is hired to perform a range of duties that is limited in scope and thus is not required to comply fully with the disclosure requirements described in this section.  Such determination shall include a description of the consultant’s or new position’s duties and, based upon that description, a statement of the extent of disclosure requirements.  The General Manager’s determination is a public record and shall be retained for public inspection in the same manner and location as this conflict of interest code. (Gov. Code Section 81008; 2 CCR 18734, subd. (a).)

APPENDIX B

DISCLOSURE CATEGORIES

Category 1

A designated employee in this category must report all investments and business positions in business entities and sources of income, including receipt of gifts, loans, and travel payments, from any source that provides leased facilities, services, supplies, materials or equipment of the type utilized by the District. 

Category 2 

A designated employee in this category must report all interests in real property located in whole or in part within the boundaries of the District or within two miles of the District, including any leasehold, beneficial or ownership interest or option to acquire such interest in real property. 

Category 3

A designated employee in this category must report all investments and business positions in business entities, and sources of income, including receipt of gifts, loans, and travel payments, from entities and sources that are subject to the regulatory, permit, or licensing authority of the District, or that have filed a claim or have a claim pending against the District. 

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