ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

3.

APPROVE AMENDMENTS TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE FOR MONTEREY PENINSULA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

 

Meeting Date:

December 11, 2006

Budgeted:

N/A

 

From:

David A. Berger,

Program/

N/A

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

 

Prepared By:

 

Arlene Tavani

Cost Estimate:

N/A

General Counsel Approval:Yes

Committee Recommendation:The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on December 1, 2006 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:N/A

 

SUMMARY:District Counsel has determined that the Districtís Conflict of Interest Code must be amended.†† Attached as Exhibit 3-A is the draft revised Conflict of Interest Code of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District.†† Proposed new text is underlined and language identified for deletion is shown as strike-out text.††

 

State law requires that the District review and submit its Conflict of Interest Code to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors biennially.The Board of Supervisors has requested that the code be submitted by January 9, 2007.

 

RECOMMENDATION:Approve the revised Conflict of Interest Code of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District and authorize staff to transmit it to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors before January 9, 2007.

 

BACKGROUND:The District is required to review its conflict of interest code biennially and determine if it is in compliance with Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulation 18730 or contains the basic provisions required in Government Code section 87302. District Counsel reviewed the code and determined that it should be amended to include the provisions of Government Code section 87303, to bring it into compliance with state law.††† District Counsel determined that it is not necessary to incorporate FPPC Regulation 18730 into the Districtís code, as that would cause additional disclosure and reporting requirements that are not currently required by state law.

 

EXHIBITS

3-A††††† Draft Revised Conflict of Interest Code of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District of Monterey County

 

 

 

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