City Council & City Clerk
The City Council serves as the legislative and policy branch of City government. Its purpose is to set overall policy direction, and its mission is to maintain and improve the quality of life of the City’s residents. This mission is carried out through focusing on the cities public safety; as well as developing a strong financial foundation to improve the infrastructure and provide for long term financial stability. The Council strives for a productive working relationship with the public by maintaining a transparent City Government and promoting community involvement in the decision making process.
The citizens of Colusa elect five City Council members to staggered four-year terms. In turn, the City Council appoints a Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem each November. The Mayor presides at City Council meetings and has one vote, as do the other members. City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday evenings in the Council Chambers at City Hall located at 425 Webster Street.
Fair Political Practices Commission
The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) was created by the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Act), a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 1974 as Proposition 9.
To meet its responsibilities under the Act, the Commission adopts and amends regulations. It also develops required forms, prepares manuals and instructions, aids agencies and public officials with record keeping and reporting, and maintains a central file of statements of economic interests (SEI) for certain state and local officials.
The Commission also investigates alleged violations of the Political Reform Act, imposes penalties when appropriate, and assists state and local agencies in the development and enforcement of conflict-of-interest codes.
In an effort to reduce these violations, the FPPC educates the public and public officials on the requirements of the Act and provides written and oral advice to public agencies and officials and conducts seminars and training sessions.
The FPPC regulates:
- Campaign financing and spending
- Financial conflicts of interest
- Lobbyist registration and reporting
- Post-governmental employment
- Mass mailings at public expense
- Gifts given to public officials and candidates
The City of Colusa updates it’s Conflict of Interest code every other year. The Conflict of Interest code designates employees who must disclose (“Form 700”) certain investments, income, interests in real property and business positions, and who must disqualify themselves from making or participating in the making of governmental decisions affecting those interests.
City of Colusa’s elected officers who file Form 700:
- Greg Ponciano, Mayor
- Julie Garofalo, Mayor Pro-Tem
- Denise Conrado, Council Member
- Ryan Codorniz, Council Member
- Daniel Vaca, Council Member
- Shelly Kittle, City Clerk
- Devin Kelley, Treasurer
Copies of Form 700s can be obtained from either the Colusa City Clerk or the Fair Political Practices Commission – 428 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Some forms may be available in electronic form on the FPPC’s website: www.fppc.ca.gov