Completed forms will be filed with city clerk on Tuesday.
Santa Clarita Mayor Bob Kellar, who has been under fire recently for incomplete Statement of Economic Interest forms, says he will file completed forms with the city clerk on March 25.
In a prepared statement, Kellar said that his first consideration was the sensitive nature of disclosing private citizens’ financial information and that he has consulted with the state association of realtors, the fair political practices commission and private counsel, who have all recommended full disclosure.
“Obviously, with the sensitive nature of disclosing private citizen’s financial information, I wanted to ensure that this was in fact required before I amended my forms,” he wrote. “Over the past three weeks I have consulted with the California Fair Political Practices Commission, the California Association of Realtors and private attorneys as to the proper interpretation of the regulation.
“Based on the information presented to me, it is clear that I will need to amend the forms and have begun to do so. I plan to submit my amended forms to the Santa Clarita City Clerk by Tuesday, March 25th.
“It’s an honor to serve as this city’s mayor and I would never knowingly jeopardize the public’s trust in me. It is my hope that these steps today will resolve this issue so we can move forward to continue working to make Santa Clarita an even better place to live.”