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PORT CITY OF <br />O � <br />_ i NEWPORT BEACH <br />City Council Staff Report <br /><i FO RN <br />January 8, 2019 <br />Agenda Item No. 3 <br />TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br />FROM: Leilani I. Brown, City Clerk - 949-644-3005, <br />(brown@newportbeachca.gov <br />PREPARED BY: Leilani I. Brown, City Clerk <br />TITLE: Resolution No. 2019-1: Updating the List of Designated Employees <br />for 2019 Under the City's Conflict of Interest Code <br />ABSTRACT: <br />The City of Newport Beach updates its Conflict of Interest Code annually. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />a) Determine this action is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) <br />pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) of the CEQA Guidelines because <br />this action will not result in a physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly; <br />and <br />b) Adopt Resolution No. 2019-1, A Resolution of the City Council of the City of Newport <br />Beach, California, Adopting an Updated Designated Employees List for 2019. <br />FUNDING REQUIREMENTS: <br />There is no fiscal impact related to this item. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />The City's Conflict of Interest Code was first adopted in 1977 in response to the enactment <br />of the 1974 Political Reform Act ("Act"). In February of 1990 the City updated its Conflict <br />of Interest Code pursuant to Section 18730 of the Regulations adopted by the Fair <br />Political Practices Commission. The City's Conflict of Interest Code consists of two basic <br />parts: <br />1. The body of the code contains the provisions required by Section 87302 of the Act, <br />such as the manner of reporting financial interests and the method to be used by <br />designated positions when they are required to disqualify themselves from making or <br />participating in the making of decisions; and <br />3-1 <br />