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Notice of Proposition H Impact on Existing Candidate Committees

City and state laws impose a number of requirements and restrictions on candidates for City office, including those running for Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, City Attorney, District Attorney, Treasurer, Sheriff, Assessor, Public Defender, the Board of Education and the Community College Board.  Certain rules also apply to candidates for county central committees.

Officeholders with campaign committees also are subject to these rules.

The Ethics Commission has produced a Candidates’ Guide for City Elective Office, as well as public financing guides for candidates for Mayor or Supervisor, that explain these rules. Please review the Ethics Commission’s local Filing Schedules for pertinent information on when to file.

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has produced a local candidate checklist and guide for all local candidates 

Candidate Disclosure Process

Candidates for City elective office

Candidates for County Central Committee

Candidates for Retirement Board, Health Service Board and Retiree Health Care Trust Board


The City’s Campaign Finance Reform Ordinance (CFRO) is found at Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code section 1.100 et seq.

The Ethics Commission has also promulgated regulations implementing CFRO.

CFRO also incorporates the provisions of the Political Reform Act relating to local elections, as well as the implementing regulations promulgated by the FPPC.


Visit the Commission’s Training & Resources page for a full listing of trainings and resources applicable to candidates and committees.

The Candidate Disclosure Process above supplements the FPPC candidate toolkit which outlines state requirements.

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