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The San José Board of Fair Campaign and Political Practices does not investigate claims
regarding placement and size of political signs. For these complaints, please contact the San José Code Enforcement Division at (408) 535-7770.

Any person may file a complaint alleging possible violations of the campaign finance, lobbying, conflicts of interest and certain local ethics ordinances set forth in Title 12 of the SJMC. Complaints may be filed on this complaint form and must be submitted by personal delivery, mail, fax, or email with a signature to the Office of the City Clerk. (Resolution 78390)

In order for a complaint filed with the Board to be investigated, the complaint must identify the specific alleged violation which forms the basis for the complaint and contain sufficient facts to warrant a formal investigation. The Board shall refer complaints to an independent and neutral evaluator for review and investigation. (SJMC 12.04.080)

Complaints may be submitted anonymously at (408) 975-ANON (2666). The Complainant must state good cause for anonymity, which is limited to a City employee who is not protected by the Civil Service system making a complaint about a supervisor in his or her chain of command, or a private sector employee making a compliant about his or her employer. The Chair of the Board, or Vice Chair if the Chair is unavailable, will assess whether there is good cause for anonymity. It is recommended, but not required, that the anonymous Complainant provide a telephone number for the Board Member reviewing the call to contact the Complainant to gather additional information if needed. If the Board Member reviewing the call determines there is good cause for anonymity, the complaint will be forwarded to the evaluator by the City Clerk. (Resolution 78390)

The San José Board of Fair Campaign and Political Practices meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm in San José City Hall, Wing, 1st Floor, Room W120. Address all correspondence to:

City of San José
Board of Fair Campaign and Political Practices
C/O Office of the City Clerk
200 E. Santa Clara Street, Tower 14th Floor
San José, CA 95113

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