Conflict of Interest Code Exemptions
Exemptions are granted if any of the following applies:
- If the agency were to adopt a Conflict of Interest Code, there would be no "designated employees," within the meaning of Government Code Sections 82019 and 87302(a);
- The agency is, or within one year will be, inoperative and nonfunctioning;
- The agency is a committee, board, or commission that does not possess decision-making authority as defined in 2 Cal. Code Regs. Section 18700, and both of the following apply:(a) the agency will not acquire real property in the foreseeable future and (b) the annual operating budget exclusive of salaries for the agency is less than $150,000;
- Good cause exists for granting an exemption due to extraordinary circumstances that indicate the burden on the agency of adopting a conflict of interest code is not warranted by the degree of likelihood that a conflict of interest may occur.
Within 30 days after the exemption is granted, any interested party may submit a request that the grant of exemption be reconsidered by the Commission. If you have further questions, please Ask the FPPC for Advice.