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F-27 <br />POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR CITY DISTRIBUTION OF TICKETS OR PASSES <br />Background <br />The Newport Beach City Council, Boards, Commissions and officials are subject to certain laws <br />and regulations pertaining to gifts. The Fair Political Practices Commission ("FPPC") enforces <br />the provisions of the Political Reform Act contained in Government Code Section 81000 et seq., <br />as well as the regulations contained in Title 2, California Code of Regulations, Sections 18110 et <br />seq. <br />Purpose <br />The City strives to provide impartial and high quality services to its residents, businesses and <br />visitors. The receipt by City officials of gifts or other items of value can be perceived as <br />attempts to influence City operations and the City wishes to avoid any appearance of <br />impropriety or favoritism. Additionally, however, City official attendance at public events is <br />necessary to achieve the goals of governance, both to promote the policies of the City and to <br />maintain close contact with the citizens and interest groups within the City. This policy outlines <br />a fair and impartial procedure for the disposition of tickets or passes by the City in furtherance <br />of a governmental purpose. It implements the directives of FPPC regulations and establishes <br />procedures as required by Section 18944.1, for the acceptance and/or distribution of tickets or <br />passes by the City. This policy also ensures that tickets or passes distributed by the City are <br />disclosed upon the required FPPC forms. <br />I. DEFINITIONS <br />A. Unless otherwise provided herein, words and terms used in this Policy shall have <br />the same meaning as that contained in the Political Reform Act of 1974 and the <br />FPPC Regulations, as the same may be from time -to -time amended. <br />B. "Beneficial use for official City business" means a use that will further a legitimate <br />City purpose and assist the City in carrying out its mission, programs or goals. <br />Beneficial uses include those governmental purposes set forth in Section II, Policy <br />Pertaining to Tickets and Passes, below. Where not specifically listed, beneficial <br />uses are to be determined on a case-by-case basis. <br />C. "City Manager' means the City Manager or his/her designee. <br />1 <br />