Still Waiting: Financial Disclosure from Brigantine Candidates

Brigantine taxpayers still seem to be in the dark when it comes to understanding the financial interests of elected officials and candidates for office.

Do elected officials have business interests on the island? What properties do they own or have a vested interest in? Is their potential for a conflict of interest?  See Disclosure Statements from Candidates  http://ecode360.com/BR1062

§ 25-6. Financial disclosure statements.

Officers of the City of Brigantine shall annually file a financial disclosure statement. All financial disclosure statements shall include the following information, which shall specify, where applicable, the name and address of each source and the officer’s job title, as well as:
A. Each source of income, earned or unearned, exceeding $2,000 received by the officer or a member of his or her immediate family during the preceding calendar year. Individual client fees, customer receipts or commission on transactions received through a business organization need not be separately reported as sources of income. If a publicly traded security is the source of income, the security need not be reported unless the officer or member of his or her immediate family has an interest in the business organization.

B. Each source of fees and honorariums having an aggregate amount exceeding $250 from any single source for personal appearances, speeches or writings received by the officer or a member of his or her immediate family during the proceeding calendar year.

C. Each source of gifts, reimbursements or prepaid expenses having an aggregate value exceeding $400 from any single source, excluding relatives, received by the officer or member of his or her immediate family during the preceding calendar year.

D. The name and address of all business organizations in which the officer or a member of his or her immediate family had an interest during the preceding calendar year.

E. The address and brief description of all real property in the state in which the officer or a member of his or her immediate family held an interest during the preceding calendar year.

§ 25-7. Financial disclosure form.

A. The City of Brigantine Ethics Board shall prescribe a financial disclosure statement form for filing purposes. If a financial disclosure statement form has been promulgated by the New Jersey Local Finance Board in accordance with the New Jersey Local Government Ethics Law,[1] then the Brigantine Ethics Board shall use that form. If no such financial disclosure statement form has been promulgated by the New Jersey Local Finance Board, then the Brigantine Ethics Board shall prepare the forms to be used for compliance pursuant to the City of Brigantine Ethics Code. The City of Brigantine Ethics Board shall make the forms available to the local officers within its jurisdiction.

[1]:
Editor’s Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:A9-22.1 et seq.
B. The original financial disclosure statement shall be filed with the Municipal Clerk of the City of Brigantine. A copy of the statement shall be filed with the City of Brigantine Ethics Board and the Local Finance Board in the Division of Local Government Services in the Department of Community Affairs with the State of New Jersey.

C. The original financial disclosure statement to be filed in 1991 shall be filed on or before August 19, 1991. All financial disclosure statements to be filed in subsequent years shall be filed on or before April 30 of each respective year.

D. All financial disclosure statements filed shall be public records.

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