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The California Political Reform Act (Government Code Sections 81000-91014)

The California Political Reform Act requires many public officials and employees to file public, personal financial disclosure reports known as Statements of Economic Interests. Under the act, cities are required to adopt and implement a separate Conflict of Interest Code. Designated employees, board/commission/committee members and elected officials must file a Statement of Economic Interest Form with the City Clerk's Office. The designated filers and the types of economic interests that are required to be disclosed are listed in the the City of Carlsbad's Conflict of Interest Code.

Online campaign financial disclosure statements cover back to 2014 only. For previous years' statements, please contact the City Clerk's Office.

FPPC Requirements

The Fair Political Practices Commission requires the Offices of the City Clerk that maintain a website to post a notification on that website related to Statement of Economic Interest Form 700 for 87200 filers. These are full disclosure filers and are required to disclose certain financial interests.

Additionally, candidates for elected positions are required to file a Candidate Statement. Candidates must file a Statement of Economic Interest Form 700 no later than the final filing date for the declaration of candidacy or nomination documents. Once filed, the form is a public document and must be made available to the public upon request.

The following are positions the FPPC has determined are to be 87200 filers:

Elected Officials

  • Mayor Keith Blackburn
  • Council Member Priya Bhat-Patel
  • Council Member Teresa Acosta
  • Council Member Melanie Burkholder
  • City Treasurer Craig Lindholm
  • City Clerk Sherry Freisinger

Planning Commissioners

  • Bill Kamenjarin
  • Alicia Lafferty
  • Roy Meenes
  • Peter Merz
  • Kevin Sabellico
  • Joseph Stine
  • Vacant

Other Designated Positions

  • City Manager Scott Chadwick
  • City Attorney Cindie McMahon
  • Assistant City Manager Geoff Patnoe
  • Deputy City Manager, Administrative Services Laura Rocha
  • Deputy City Manager, Community Services Gary Barberio 
  • Deputy City Manager, Public Works Paz Gomez 
  • Finance Director, Zach Korach
  • Police Chief, Mickey Williams 
  • Fire Chief, Michael Calderwood

Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) Form 700

Copies of Statements of Economic Interest forms are available online or at the Carlsbad City Clerk's Office at:

City Hall
City Clerk's Office
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad CA 92008

The information above is posted pursuant to Government Code Section 87505 (added by AB 1509 chaptered on September 24, 2012). For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at 442-339-2808 or