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File #: 22-701    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/23/2022 Departments: PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution amending the County of San Mateo's Conflict of Interest Code to include the Department of Public Safety Communications as a standalone department.
Attachments: 1. 20220913_att_PSC Conflict of Interest Code, 2. 20220913_r_PSC Conflict of Interest Code

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Natasha Claire-Espino, Director

Subject:                      Amending Conflict of Interest Code to Include Public Safety Communications

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Adopt a resolution amending the County of San Mateo’s Conflict of Interest Code to include the Department of Public Safety Communications as a standalone department.

 

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BACKGROUND:

On October 30, 2021, the County amended Section 2.00.020 and various sections of Chapter 2.46 and added Chapter 2.18 and Section 2.46.130 of the San Mateo County Ordinance Code to reorganize County departments. In this action, the Department of Public Safety Communications was established and given the responsibility for operating the County’s 9-1-1 Center.

 

The Political Reform Act of 1974 requires every public agency, including the County, to adopt and promulgate a Conflict-of-Interest Code, designating employees who must file annual conflict of interest statements.

 

DISCUSSION:

Staff recommends that the Code be amended to include the newly formed department of Public Safety Communications. Once added, designated department employees will be required to file Statements of Economic Interests (Form 700) within 30 days of the amendment and then file a Form 700 each subsequent year, upon leaving office, and should they be removed from the list of the department’s designated filers. All Form 700s will be filed with the department’s designated filing official, who shall make and retain a copy of and forward the original to the County Clerk, the filing officer.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no fiscal impact associated with the adoption of this resolution amending the Conflict of Interest Code to include Public Safety Communications.