Statement of Economic Interests

The City Clerk’s Division ensures timely filing of the Fair Political Practices Commission Statement of Economic Interests forms (SEI Form 700).  The Political Reform Act requires public officials to disclose assets and income that may be materially affected by their official actions.  The Act requires governmental agencies to ensure that their public officials (board/commission members, employees, and consultants) disclose their interests on or before the statutory deadline.  Filing officers (City Clerk’s Division) must supply a Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) to those officials who have assuming, initial, annual, and leaving office filing obligations, as well as notify filers who have failed to file.  These guidelines provide a suggested timeline for notifications to individuals who must file an annual statement of economic interests.  An enforcement referral must be made if a statement is not filed, and suggested procedures are provided.

For more information, please visit the following links:

City of Merced
Conflict of Interest Code (Resolution 2014-41)

Following is a list of the City of Merced's elected officers whose original Statements of Economic Interests filed pursuant to Government Code Section 87200 are forwarded to the FPPC by April 6th each year:

City Council -
Stanley Thurston, Mayor
Joshua Pedrozo, Mayor Pro-Tempore
Michael Belluomini, Kevin Blake, Tony Dossetti,
Noah Lor, Mike Murphy (Council Members)

City Officers -
Steven S. Carrigan, City Manager
City Attorney (Vacant)
Bradley Grant, Finance Officer

Planning Commission -
Jill McLeod, Chair
Robert Dylina, Vice-Chair
William Baker, Travis Colby, Peter Padilla,
Kevin Smith, Kurt Smoot (Commissioners)

Current Year's Form & Instructions (for use through 12/31/16):

2015/16 Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700)
2015/16 Statement of Economic Interests Reference Pamphlet

Previous Year's Form & Instructions (for use through 12/31/15):

2014/15 Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700)
2014/15 Statement of Economic Interests Reference Pamphlet

If you have any specific or detailed questions, please
contact the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) at:

California Fair Political Practices Commission Website
Free e-mail advice:
Toll-free advice line:  1 (866) ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772)

Physical copies may be obtained by visiting the offices of the FPPC at:

428 "J" Street, Suite 620
Sacramento, CA  95814

(Statements of Economic Interests for some state and local government agency
elected officers may be available in an electronic format on the FPPC's website.)

For basic information, or for copies of the Statements of Economic Interests
filed with the City Clerk, you may contact the City Clerk’s Office at:

City Clerk’s Office
Merced Civic Center
678 West 18th Street, 1st Floor
Merced, CA  95340

Telephone: (209) 388-8650