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File #: 19-062    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 1/28/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 3/18/2019 Final action: 3/18/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Establishing a Policy for the Distribution of Tickets and Passes Pursuant to Fair Political Practices Commission Regulation18944.1 REPORT IN BRIEF Considers the adoption of a Resolution establishing a Policy regarding the distribution of complimentary tickets and passes received by the City, pursuant to Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulation 18944.1. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-10, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, adopting a policy for the distribution of tickets and passes in accordance with FPPC Regulation 18944.1.
Attachments: 1. Resolution and Ticket Policy, 2. Form-802.pdf

Report Prepared by: John Tresidder, Assistant City Clerk, City Clerk's Office

Title
SUBJECT: Adoption of Resolution Establishing a Policy for the Distribution of Tickets and Passes Pursuant to Fair Political Practices Commission Regulation18944.1

REPORT IN BRIEF
Considers the adoption of a Resolution establishing a Policy regarding the distribution of complimentary tickets and passes received by the City, pursuant to Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulation 18944.1.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion adopting Resolution 2019-10, a Resolution of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, adopting a policy for the distribution of tickets and passes in accordance with FPPC Regulation 18944.1.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve as recommended by staff; or,
2. Approve with amendments (specify in motion); or,
3. Deny

AUTHORITY
City of Merced Charter, Section 200 and Section 201.
FPPC Regulations Section 18944.1.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As it applies to Government transparency.

DISCUSSION
Under specific circumstances, an agency's distribution of tickets or passes to entertainment events, sporting events, etc., does not result in a gift to the individuals who attend. The agency, as required by the FPPC, must adopt a written policy that identifies the public purpose served in distributing the tickets. Admission to certain events for an individual who performs a ceremonial role (e.g., ribbon cutting) also does not result in a gift to the individual if the required information is disclosed.

FPPC Form 802 is used by state and local government agencies to disclose detailed information about the distribution of tickets and passes, including the identity of persons who receive the tickets and passes and the public purpose of each ticket distribution. The Form 802 is also used to disclose information about ceremonial role events.

The FPPC posts on its website links to the completed Form 802s and the ticket distribution policies ado...

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