Tax Payer Protection Act (TPA)

What Is The TPA

The Taxpayer Protection Act (“TPA”) requires the City to track and maintain information related to contracts, purchase orders, permits and various other City transactions. In short, the TPA aims at preventing “play for pay” situations by preventing gifts, future employment, campaign contributions and other public benefits to City Council members and other City officials who approve the grant of a public benefit.

In accordance with the TPA requirements, all information compiled by City offices in compliance with Section 1705 (a) and (b) of the Charter shall be posted on the internet so that records are available to the public in an easy-to-use and timely manner. In addition to the posted internet reports, hard copy/printed versions of the reports may be requested from the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall.

Additional TPA information available:

TPA Public Information Sheet
TPA Official Charter
TPA Guidelines
TPA Disclosure Form Non-Land Use Contracts and All Others
TPA Disclosure Form Land Use Applications

TPA Reports

To view the report, please click on the specified report.

City Council Reports

Pre-Contractual Non-Profit Blackout Period Report
Pre-Contractual Blackout Period Report
City Council TPA Report
City Council Non-Profit TPA Report

City Department Reports

Water and Power TPA Report
Transportation TPA Report
Public Works TPA Report
Planning TPA Report
Planning Non-Profit TPA Report
City Manager TPA Report Mermell
City Clerk TPA Report
City Attorney TPA Report
Assistant City Manager TPA Report Rodriguez
Assistant City Manager TPA Report Gutierrez

Public Records Request

The Public Records Act Request Form can be used to make a written request for records. The more specific you are, the easier it will be to determine if such records exist in city files. Please note that the California Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et. seq.) applies to writings in city files “containing information relating to the conduct of the public’s business prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency regardless of physical form or characteristics.” The City will provide those documents to you, unless they are exempt from disclosure under the Public Records Act or other legal reason prevents the documents from being disclosed to the public.  Public records may be requested online by accessing the link below.  Alternatively, you may download the PDF form below to submit a request.

Request Public Records Online

Public Records Act Request Form PDF