April 6, 2010

City Council and City Staff Annual Financial Disclosures

The annual economic disclosures of San Leandro's elected and appointed officials and city staff were due April 1, 2010. These disclosures are required under the provisions of the Political Reform Act of 1974 (Gov. Code sections 81000-91014), which requires public officials to disclose their private economic interests and not to participate in decisions in which they have a financial interest.

Those subject to the reporting requirement must file the Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) upon election or appointment, annually by April 1, and upon leaving office. Certain city staff, including the City Manager, City Attorney, Police Chief and police captains are also required to file these documents. These are public documents on file at the City Clerk's office at City Hall and are available to anyone who requests them for $0.10 per page.

Since Surlene Grant termed out of office in 2007, Mayor Tony Santos has been the only Councilmember to report gifts on his disclosure forms. In 2009, Santos reported the following: A's tickets from the Alameda Mayor's Conference, Giants tickets from former San Leandro Councilmember and now lobbyist Gordon Galvan, hotel and food worth $279 from the Portuguese Embassy, and tickets to Vocolot from Temple Beth Sholom. Councilmember Jim Prola reported income from a rental property in Hayward and Councilmember Joyce Starosciak reported income from her computer business, Starotech. According to the statement, Starotech's clients include the Boy Scouts and Marina Mechanical, the CEO of which, Jim Hussey, has contributed to her campaigns.

The complete disclosures are for the San Leandro City Council for 2009 are available by clicking on the following links:

None of the City officials had anything to report except for City Attorney Jayne Williams, who reported income and stock from Meyers Nave, her law firm. The complete disclosures are available by clicking on the links below:

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