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Duties of the Conflict of Interest/Lobbyist Division

The duties of the Conflict of Interest/Lobbyist Division include:

  • Acting as the filing office for Statements of Economic Interests, pursuant to the Political Reform Act of 1974, for nearly 2,000 individuals in some 250 public agencies.
  • Providing staff to the Code Review Panel which is responsible for reviewing conflict of interest codes that have been submitted to the Board of Supervisors for approval by public agencies within the County. These agencies include County departments, school districts, water districts, joint powers authorities and various commissions.
  • Registering individual lobbyists and lobbyist employers pursuant to the County's Lobbyist Ordinance and functioning as the filing office for quarterly lobbyist activity reports and for initiating investigations of alleged violations of the ordinance.
  • Coordinating the elections of the members of the Board of Retirement and the Board of Investments of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association.
  • Responsibility for processing complaints and allegations of violations of the Postgovernment Ordinance, as well as initiating and overseeing the investigation and disposition of alleged violations of the Ordinance. The Conflict of Interest/Lobbyist Division is also responsible for the administrative enforcement of the Ordinance.  
 

Postgovernment

On March 7, 2006, the Board of Supervisors adopted Chapter 2.175 of the Los Angeles County Code, Postgovernment Employment and Lobbying Activities of County Officials (Postgovernment Ordinance).

The Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors is responsible for processing complaints and allegations of violations of the Postgovernment Ordinance, and initiating and overseeing the investigation and disposition of alleged violations of the Ordinance. The Executive Officer is also responsible for administrative enforcement of the Ordinance.

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Statement of Economic Interest

A Statement of Economic Interest (FORM 700) is a state form on which state and local government officials publicly disclose their personal assets and income that may be materially affected by their official acts. Agency employees, including some public officials who are designated in a conflict of interest code, are required to disclose certain financial interests according to the disclosure categories assigned to that position in their agency's conflict of interest code.

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Lobbyist

In April 1993, the Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance which requires lobbyists, who are compensated for communicating with any County official in order to influence official action, to register with the County of Los Angeles.

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