City Clerk's Office
580 Pacific Street, Room 6
Monterey, CA 93940-2806
Located next to Colton Hall
Tel: (831) 646-3935
Fax: (831) 646-3702
Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm
except major holidays.
No public official at any level of state or local government shall make, participate in making or in any way attempt to use his official position to influence a governmental decision in which he knows or has reason to know he has a financial interest.
Why do consultants need to file Form 700?
Consultants working for the City of Monterey, including the professions of architect, engineer, environmental and construction management (GC §4526); financial, economic, accounting, medical and legal services (GC §53060); and artists, surveyors, and training or educational consultants (MCC §28-30) are required annually to file a Form 700 with the City Clerk's Office.
Consultants are included in Disclosure Category I of our Conflict of Interest Code as adopted by Resolution 16-239 C.S. (See Exhibit A.) The definition of Disclosure Category I is: "An appointed board, committee, or commission member or a designated City employee in this category must report investments, business positions, interests in real property, and sources of income, including gifts, loans, and travel payments from 3rd parties (not the City) within the City of Monterey's jurisdiction." The resolution goes on to state: "Consultants shall be included in the list of designated employees and shall disclose pursuant to the broadest disclosure category in the code."
Many of the legal contracts between the City of Monterey and its consultants also include a Conflict of Interests clause which requires annual filing of the Form 700.