Claims, Public Records Requests, Political Reform Act Disclosures and Gift Policy
Filing a Claim with SHRA
Filing a claim with SHRA is a process regulated by state law, and any claim must be filed within the prescribed timeline. A delay in filing could result in a claim being rejected. Most people generally consult with an attorney not connected to SHRA for assistance in filing a claim as SHRA Legal Counsel is unable to provide legal services or advice to the public on these matters. If you wish to file a claim, print and complete the claim form located at the link below and return it to the SHRA’s Risk Management Department by mail or in person to the address below. Claims filed in person are accepted Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm except for legal holidays. In lieu of using the form below, your own document may be submitted but it must be complete and comply with applicable law. We are unable to accept forms submitted via fax or email. Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Risk Management Department 801 12th Street Sacramento, CA 94514.
Public Records Request Procedure
SHRA supports the public’s right to access the records created and maintained by SHRA in the course of their normal business. It is our goal to provide service in a transparent manner, which includes timely access to requested records in accordance with the California Public Records Act (PRA), Government Code Sections 6250 to 6270.
How do I make a Public Records Request? If you wish to make a request for information under the California Public Records Act, you are encouraged to submit your request in writing and deliver it to the Agency Clerk via email or regular mail as outlined below. In order for us to better assist you, please make your request as specific as possible. Public records are open to inspection during regular office hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm) except for holidays. To facilitate the inspection, the person requesting the documents should contact the Agency Clerk’s office to schedule an appointment and to confirm that the records are available. In order to prevent records from being lost, damaged, or destroyed during inspection, staff may determine the location of and may monitor the inspection. While there are charges for the duplication of records (photocopies, flashdrives, DVDs) there is no charge to inspect or view records. Whenever possible, records will be provided electronically at no charge. Within 10 days of the receipt of your request, you will be contacted regarding the status of your request. If copies of records suitable for release are desired, they will be provided at a charge of 10 cents per page.
Requests should be submitted to:
SHRA, Agency Clerk, 801 12th Street, Sacramento CA 95814
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need assistance with your request or have additional questions, please contact us at 916-440-1363 or via email at email@example.com
SHRA Political Reform Act Disclosures and Gift Policy
The Political Reform Act requires designated Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) Staff to disclose financial interests and gifts that may affect their official actions. The information below outlines SHRA’s policies related to the Political Reform Act.
Disclosures The Political Reform Act requires public officials to disclose assets and income which may be materially affected by their official actions. The Act requires governmental agencies to ensure that their public officials (council, board, and commission members, employees, and consultants) disclose their interests on or before the statutory deadlines. The Agency Clerk is the Official Filing Officer for SHRA, and is responsible for the collection, maintenance, and protection of filing and disclosure documents. Additionally the Clerk is responsible for ensuring that the public has adequate access to these materials as prescribed by the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Such disclosures that apply to SHRA include the Statement of Economic Interests Disclosure (Form 700), Gift to Agency Report (Form 801), and Tickets Provided by Agency Report (Form 802).
Conflict of Interest Code and Ethics Policy Under the Political Reform Act, all public agencies are required to adopt a Conflict of Interest Code (Code). The Code designates positions required to file the Statements of Economic Interests Form (Form 700), and assigns disclosure categories specifying the types of interests to be reported. In addition, SHRA has adopted an Ethics Policy that describes SHRA’s expectations for ethical and responsible behavior for all staff. SHRA Conflict of Interest Code updated August 2018
Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) Disclosure/Form 700 The Political Reform Act requires public officials to disclose a portion of their personal financial information, so that the public may be confident that the official is not using his/her decision making authority to affect his/her personal financial interests. The Form 700 is a public document intended to alert public officials and members of the public to the types of financial interests that may create conflicts of interests. The filing of financial disclosure forms are managed through the Agency Clerk’s office. If you have questions or would like to view filed statements, please contact Vickie Smith, Agency Clerk, at (916) 440-1363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Agency Gift Policy/Form 801 and 802 SHRA has an adopted policy which governs the receipt of Gifts, and the Distribution, Use and Reporting of Tickets and Passes Given for SHRA. There are two types of Form 800 disclosure filings that are required by the Political Reform Act that relate to SHRA employees. The policy contains, the following:
• A provision setting forth the governmental purposes of the Agency to be accomplished by the distribution of event passes or tickets;
• A provision requiring that the distribution of any ticket or pass by the Agency to, or at the behest of, an SHRA official to accomplish a public purpose of the Agency; and
• A provision prohibiting the transfer by any SHRA official of any ticket or pass, distributed to such official pursuant to the Agency policy, to any other person, other than members of the official’s immediate family solely for their personal use.
FORM 801 – GIFT TO AGENCY REPORT [Title 2, Div 6, CA Code of Regulations 18944.2]. This form is used by local government agencies to disclosure payments made to the agency when the payment provides a personal benefit to an official of the agency. The policy and filed forms are required to be posted on the Agency’s website for public inspection.
FORM 802 – TICKETS PROVIDED BY AGENCY REPORT [Title 2, Div 6, CA Code of Regulations 18944.1]. This form is used by local government agencies to disclose the distribution (to an agency official) of tickets or passes that allow admission to facilities, events, shows or performances for entertainment, amusement, recreational, or similar purposes. The policy and filed forms are required to be posted on the SHRA website for public inspection.
If you have questions, please contact Vickie Smith, Agency Clerk, at (916) 440-1363 or email@example.com.