Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
The City Clerk is the local official who administers democratic processes such as elections, access to city records, and all legislative actions ensuring transparency to the public. The City Clerk’s Office acts as the compliance officer for federal, state, and local statutes including the Political Reform Act, the Brown Act and the Public records Act. The City Clerk manages public inquiries and relationships. A City Clerk serves as a valuable resource to their community. The Public Records Act along with the Freedom of Information Act were established to allow the public access to and guidelines on how to request records from any federal, state, or local agency(with some exceptions). Some of the City documents can be found in our online records portal (Laserfiche). Any record not found here can be requested through the GovQA portal.
Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)
The Fair Political Practices Commission is a five-member independent, non-partisan commission that has primary responsibility for the impartial and effective administration of the Political Reform Act. The Act regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying, and governmental ethics. The Commission’s objectives are to ensure that public officials act in a fair and unbiased manner in the governmental decision-making process, to promote transparency in government, and to foster public trust in the political system.
Statement of Economic Interest-Form 700
(FPPC Section 18700)
Public disclosure of personal assets and income by government officials and designated employees that may be materially affected by their official acts. The City uses the electronic filing system NetFile for filings and public access. The filing period for this requirement is April 1st of every year. Click here to view filings.
The following (87200) City Official’s Form 700 are required to be filed with the FPPC:
|Emmett Badar, Mayor||Chris Constantin, City Manager||David Bratt|
|Eric Weber, Councilmember||Michael O'Brien, Treasurer||John Davis|
|Eric Nakano, Councilmember||Jeff Malawy, City Attorney||Margie Green|
|John Ebiner, Mayor Pro Tem||Tomas Molina|
|Ryan A. Vienna, Councilmember||Ted Ross|
Campaign Statements – Forms 410, 425, 460, 496, 497, and 501
(FPPC 18401-18453) – View filing requirements
Candidates and committees are required to file campaign statements disclosing contributions received and expenditures made. The City uses the electronic filing system NetFile for candidate filings and public access. There are various filing schedules for these forms. Click here to view filings.
Public Official Appointments – Form 806
(FPPC Section 18702.5)
This form is used to report additional compensation officials receive when appointing themselves to positions on committees, board, or commissions of another public agency or to a committee of position of the agency of which the public official is a member. This must be posted on the City’s website and updated when a change in compensation or a new appointment. Form 806 August 2022.
AB1234 – Ethics Training
Elected and appointed officials of Cities, Counties and Special Districts in California are required to complete ethics training. The City of San Dimas includes designated City Staff as well. This is required every two years. Click here to view filings.
AB1661 – Sexual Harassment Training
Elected and appointed officials, as well as City staff of Cities, Counties and Special Districts in California are required to complete Sexual Harassment Training. This is required every two years. Click here to view filings.
Senate Bill 272 required agencies to list on their websites software applications or computer systems that collects, stores, exchanges and analyzes information that the agency uses that is both a multi departmental system or a system that contains information gathered about the public or a system that serves as a source of data within an agency. Click here to view the list.
The City Clerk’s Office is required to post the Local Appointment List for the Boards, Commissions and Committee appointees. Annually in December. Click here to review the current list.
Americans with Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, City of San Dimas will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.
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