[Code 1980 §2-69; CC 1990 §2-111]
There is hereby established a Code of Ethics which shall apply to all commission, board and committee members appointed by the Mayor and by the City Council.
[Code 1980 §2-70; CC 1990 §2-112]
The City Clerk shall deliver a copy of the Code of Ethics established under this Article to all persons who are appointed by the Mayor and by the City Council as members of commissions, boards and committees of the City within ten (10) days after their appointment is entered upon the minutes of the City Council by depositing a copy of such Code of Ethics in the United States mail addressed to the residence of the person so appointed.
[Code 1980 §2-71; CC 1990 §2-113]
Commission, board and committee members shall accept the fundamental principle that the sole function of local government is the efficient provision of facilities and services deemed essential for the kind of urban living desired by the resident population.
[Code 1980 §2-72; CC 1990 §2-114]
Commission, board and committee members, recognizing that the public interest is their primary concern, shall faithfully discharge their official duties regardless of personal considerations.
[Code 1980 §2-74; CC 1990 §2-116]
No commission, board or committee member shall grant a special consideration, treatment or advantage to any citizen beyond that which is available to every other citizen.
[Code 1980 §2-75; CC 1990 §2-117]
No commission, board or committee member shall have a financial interest, direct or indirect, in any contract with the City or be financially interested, directly or indirectly, in the sale to the City of any land, materials, supplies, equipment or services. Any person violating this Section shall forfeit his/her appointment or commission and be subject to such additional penalties as may be provided by law.
[Code 1980 §2-76; CC 1990 §2-118]
No commission, board or committee member shall engage in any business or transaction or have a financial or other personal interest, direct or indirect, which is incompatible with the proper discharge of his/her official duties in the public interest or would tend to impair his/her independence of judgment or action in the performance of his/her official duties.
[Code 1980 §2-77; CC 1990 §2-119]
A commission, board or committee member who has a financial or other private interest in any proposed City legislation shall disclose on the records of the Council the nature and extent of such interest.
[Code 1980 §2-78; CC 1990 §2-120]
No commission, board or committee member shall appear in behalf of private interests before any officer, department or agency of the City Government; and no such person shall represent private interests in any action or proceeding against the interest of the City in any litigation to which the City is a party or in any action or proceeding in the Municipal Court in which the City or any agency or any officer or employee of the City in the course of his/her duties is a complainant.
[Code 1980 §2-79; CC 1990 §2-121]
No commission, board or committee member shall accept any valuable gift, whether in the form of service, loan, thing, promise or in any other form, from any person which, to his/her knowledge, is interested, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever in business dealings with the City.
[Code 1980 §2-80; CC 1990 §2-122]
No commission, board or committee member shall disclose confidential information concerning the property, government or affairs of the City; nor shall he/she use such information to advance the financial or other private interest of himself/herself or others.
[Code 1980 §2-81; CC 1990 §2-123]
No commission, board or committee member shall engage in or accept private employment or render services for private interests when such employment or service is incompatible with the proper discharge of his/her official duties.
[Code 1980 §2-82; CC 1990 §2-124]
No commission, board or committee member shall sell or barter anything to the City, or to a contractor to be supplied the City, or purchase anything from the City other than those things which the City offers generally to the public (for example, utility services), and then only on the same terms as are offered to the public.
[Code 1980 §2-83; CC 1990 §2-125]
No member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Board of Appeals or Personnel Commission shall continue in such position after becoming a candidate for nomination or election to any public office.
[Code 1980 §2-84; CC 1990 §2-126]
No commission, board or committee member shall, directly or indirectly, solicit, receive or be in any manner concerned in soliciting, obtaining or receiving any monetary contribution or assistance, financial or otherwise, for any political purpose whatsoever from any officer or employee of the City.
[Code 1980 §2-85; CC 1990 §2-127]
No commission, board or committee member shall request or permit the use of City-owned property for any purpose except the conduct of City business; and no such person shall, directly or indirectly, attempt to obtain any service or benefit from City personnel for the personal affairs of such person.
[Code 1980 §2-86; CC 1990 §2-128]
The provisions of this Article may be enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction; and upon conviction of violating or conspiring to violate the provisions of this Article, a person shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). The conviction of any such person of such offense shall operate automatically to terminate his/her service. Any person so removed shall not be reinstated into City service. The conviction of any person of such offense shall automatically disqualify such person from future appointment and employment.