Fair Political Practice Committee (FPPC)

Elections in the City of Eureka are regulated by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).  State law requires various disclosure statements to be filed by :

  • local candidates for elected office
  • current elected office holders and appointed officials
  • committees supporting or opposing local candidates or measures

The Political Reform Act requires public officials (council, planning commission members, and employees disclose their interest on or before specific statutory deadlines.  the Statement of Economic Interest (Form 700) and its associated schedules are required by the City of Eureka's Conflict of Interest Resolution.  This resolution is updated biennially. 

Candidates and committees within the jurisdiction of the City of Eureka must file their disclosure statement with the Office of the City Clerk.  Deadline vary depending on the type of committee and whether it is involved in an active election.  Please view the current schedules provided by the FPPC to ensure you are not penalized for missing a deadline. 


The The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) administers the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The Political Reform Act requires local government officials to disqualify themselves from participating in making decisions which may affect their personal economic interests. In addition, the provisions of the act require local officials to periodically disclose their assets, income, and campaign contributions.

FPPC Form 700: Statement of Economic Interests. Local government officials and candidates use this form to disclose their assets and income. It is filed by candidates for local office, then upon assuming office, and thereafter annually.

FPPC Form 501: Candidate Intention StatementA candidate must file this form prior to solicitaion or receipt of any contribution, or expenditure of any personal funds used for the election.

FPPC Form 410 Statement of Organization - Recipient Committee: A candidate or recipient committee must file this form within 10 days of receiving $1000 or more in contributions during a calendar year.

FPPC Form 460: Campaign StatementThe Recipient Committee Campaign Statement must be filed by candidates or officeholders who raise or spend $1000 or more during a calendar year. Candidates file Form 460 as their 1st and 2nd pre-election statement and officeholders file Form 460 semi-annually, January 31st and July 31st.

Form 470: Campaign Statement-Short FormThe Officeholder and Candidate Campaign Statement must be filed by candidates or officeholders who do not have a controlled committee, and who do not anticipate raising or spending $1000 or more during a calendar year. Candidates file Form 470 with their declaration of candidacy or by the deadline for the 1st pre-election statement. Form 470 is filed annually by officeholders by July 31st.