California law (California Government Code Sections 53234 through 53235.2), commonly referred to as “AB 1234”; requires local agency officials, designated employees, legislative body members, and appointed planning commissioners to receive two hours of ethics (AB 1234) training and education within the first six months of appointment and every two years thereafter if the agency provides any type of compensation, salary, or stipend to those officials.
Elected Officials, Commissioners and Employees
Members of the City of Eureka City Council and Planning Commission, are subject to the requirements of AB 1234. Commissioners who do not complete these required trainings on time and remain in compliance with both AB 1234 may be removed from their appointed seats, pending City Council action. Newly-elected/appointed Council Members and newly-appointed Commissioners who have not received the training elsewhere within the last two years must complete the training course within six months of starting service with the City. After the initial training courses are completed, two hours of ethics and sexual harassment training must be completed every two years.