Pursuant to Government Code Section 84615, a local government agency may require an elected officer, candidate, committee, or other person required to file statements, reports, or other documents required by Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 84100) to file online or electronically, unless the officer, candidate, or committee receive less than $2,000 in contributions and have less than $2,000 in expenditures in a calendar year.
On December 14, 2021, the Fontana City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1878 amending Chapter 7 of the Fontana Municipal Code adding Article III - Related to Mandate Electronic and Paperless Filing of Campaign Finance Disclosure Statements by Elected Officials, Candidates, or Committees.
The ordinance provides filers an opt-in/opt-out function with electronic filing and still allows the Deputy City Clerk to accept a paper filing in lieu of an electronic filing at the Deputy City Clerk’s discretion, under certain circumstances, and to accommodate an ADA request.
Candidates or officeholders who decide to opt-out of the electronic and paperless filing must file a signed waiver at the time nomination papers are filed.