City of Creve Coeur, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 130.050 Declaration of Policy.

[R.O. 2008 §2-166; Ord. No. 1235 Art. I, 7-27-1987; Ord. No. 3035 §1, 1-24-2005; Ord. No. 5184 §1(A), 3-28-2011]
A. 
In order to increase public confidence and trust in the integrity of elected officials, appointed officials and City employees and to assure that their actions are independent, impartial and responsible and that their positions are not used for personal gain, the City has adopted a code of ethics for all City Officials and employees and persons that interact with the City.
B. 
The purpose of this Article is to establish guidelines for standards of conduct for all such officials, employees and other persons by setting forth those acts or actions that are incompatible with the best interests of the City and the public and providing a procedure to deal with allegations and instances of misconduct.
C. 
Additionally, elected officials, appointed officials and employees of the City are expected to give fair and equal treatment to every person. They shall not grant special consideration, treatment or advantage to any person. In other words, elected officials, appointed officials and employees are expected to afford all persons due process of law and equal protection of the law. There are existing legal remedies for violations of these constitutional protections and violators may be subject to removal, discharge or discipline as provided by applicable laws and regulations.
D. 
This policy also establishes procedures and guidelines regarding the solicitation and acceptance of donations to the City for use by its citizens, employees and officials. Employees and officials as individuals are also subject to the City's Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy. A uniform set of procedures shall be followed in solicitation and acceptance of all donations and proper approval shall be obtained prior to solicitation or acceptance. All cash, equipment, in-kind services, materials donated to the City, sponsorship arrangements, and business discount offers to City employees and/or officials shall be accounted for in accordance with the procedures set forth in this policy.

Section 130.060 Definitions.

[R.O. 2008 §2-167; Ord. No. 1235 Art. II, 7-27-1987; Ord. No. 1435 §1, 1-7-1991; Ord. No. 1472 §1, 8-26-1991; Ord. No. 1981 §1, 1-25-1999; Ord. No. 3035 §1, 1-24-2005; Ord. No. 5184 §1(B), 3-28-2011]
The words and terms used in this Article and Sections 14.1 and 14.2 of the Charter of the City shall have the following meanings unless the text clearly requires otherwise:
APPOINTED OFFICER OR APPOINTED OFFICIAL
An official of the City appointed to their position by the Mayor and/or City Council, whether salaried or not, including, but not limited to, a member of a board, commission or committee of the City. An appointed officer or appointed official shall not be considered to be an employee.
APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITY
The City Council regarding any elected officer or elected official and shall mean the person with immediate supervisory authority over any appointed officer, appointed official or employee, provided that the City Administrator and the City Council shall retain respective ultimate authority in such matters and may determine to act as the appropriate disciplinary authority.
BUSINESS DISCOUNT
Any offer, formal or informal, to discount the normal purchase price of any item for City employees and/or officials because of their affiliation with the City of Creve Coeur. Such offers may include coupons, promotional discounts, and other programs that would provide special discounted rates to City employees and/or officials that are not extended to the general public.
BUSINESS ENTITY
A corporation, association, firm, partnership, proprietorship or business entity of any kind or character.
DEPENDENT CHILD OR DEPENDENT CHILD IN THE PERSON'S CUSTODY
All children, stepchildren, foster children and wards under the age of eighteen (18) residing in the person's household and who receive in excess of fifty percent (50%) of their support from the person.
DONATION
A monetary contribution and/or equipment, in-kind goods or services, or business discounts, which a City department or the City would accept and for which the donor would not receive any goods or service in return.
ELECTED OFFICER OR ELECTED OFFICIAL
Any person elected to public office of the City. An elected officer or elected official shall not be considered to be an employee.
EMPLOYEE
A full-time or part-time compensated worker of the City, but shall not include appointed officers, appointed officials, elected officers or elected officials.
SPONSORSHIP
An arrangement in which a person would make a donation in support of a City event and the City would provide in return benefits such as name recognition and special participation in the event.
SUBSTANTIAL INTEREST AND SUBSTANTIAL FINANCIAL INTEREST, DIRECT OR INDIRECT OR BY REASON OF OWNERSHIP OF STOCK IN A CORPORATION
Ownership by the individual, the individual's spouse or the individual's dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly, of ten percent (10%) or more of any business entity or of an interest having a value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or more or the receipt by an individual, the individual's spouse or the individual's dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, of a salary, gratuity or other compensation or remuneration of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or more per year from any individual, partnership, organization or association within any calendar year.

Section 130.070 Code of Ethics.

[R.O. 2008 §2-168; Ord. No. 1235 Art. III, 7-27-1987; Ord. No. 1435 §§2 — 4, 6, 1-7-1991; Ord. No. 3035 §1, 1-24-2005; Ord. No. 5184 §1(C — D), 3-28-2011]
A. 
Conflict Of Interest.
1. 
Elected officials, appointed officials and employees of the City shall comply with the applicable provisions of Sections 105.452, 105.454, 105.458, 105.462, 105.464 and 105.466, RSMo., as the same may be revised or amended from time to time and subject to all applicable exemptions.
2. 
Elected officials, appointed officials and employees of the City shall comply with Section 14.1 of the Charter of the City, which places restrictions on persons when acting in their capacity as a City Official or employee.
3. 
Elected officials, appointed officials and employees of the City shall not request or permit the use of City-owned property for any purpose except the conduct of City business. No elected official, appointed official or employee shall, directly or indirectly, attempt to obtain any service or benefit from City personnel for their own personal benefit or for the benefit of their spouse, dependent children or any business entity in which any of them have a substantial interest. Notwithstanding the foregoing, elected officials, appointed officials and employees of the City and their spouses, dependent children and businesses in which any of them have a substantial interest shall not be precluded from obtaining and using property, service and benefit from the City on the same terms as such property, service or benefit is made available to the general public or on other terms as may be approved by the City Administrator and reported to the City Council.
B. 
Fairness. All persons shall comply with Section 14.2 of the Charter of the City.
C. 
Donations.
1. 
Donations and sponsorships valued at one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or less.
a. 
The City Administrator will consider the guidelines established in Subsection (C)(3) of this policy and either accept or reject offers of donations of money, equipment and in-kind contributions or sponsorships to the City up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
b. 
Donated money will be expended for general purposes or specified purposes, if agreed upon with the donor, as one-time supplements to the City's operating budget. Donations of equipment will be considered based on program outcomes, department goals and needs. Each donation will be evaluated for usefulness, and costs of potential replacement/rental rates will be considered. In-kind contributions and sponsorships, or business discounts for specific events will be treated in the same way as donated funds.
c. 
The City Administrator will accept or reject donations to the City and sponsorship arrangements with the City and business discount offers for City employees and/or officials with a cumulative value of up to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00). Acceptance of such discount offers by individuals shall comply with the policies and procedures set forth in the City's Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy. Unless otherwise directed by the City Council, the City Administrator shall determine any necessary allocation of gifts to the City.
d. 
Donations, sponsorships, and business discounts that are approved by the City Administrator shall be recorded by the office of the City Administrator. Recorded information shall include the name of the donor or sponsor, a description of the donation, sponsorship or discount including approximate material value, and the date of approval by the City Administrator.
2. 
Donations and sponsorships valued at more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).
a. 
For monetary, equipment and in-kind contributions, sponsorships, or discounts with material values over one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), a report to the City Council will be written outlining the purpose of each proposed transaction and any relevant considerations of the guidelines provided in Subsection (C)(3). The City Council will decide, on a per-case basis, if donations or sponsorships should be accepted or rejected. Corporations offering in-kind contributions will be requested to state the value of the offered item or service.
b. 
All donations and sponsorships valued at more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) either separately or cumulatively during a calendar year require City Council approval. Subsequent to Council's acceptance, procedures for handling transactions of more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) shall be the same as those for the acceptance of transactions valued at one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or less.
3. 
Guidelines for accepting donations. The following criteria shall be considered in the acceptance or rejection of all donations:
a. 
Does acceptance of funds, equipment or in-kind services, materials, or business discounts present a conflict of interest for the City or its employees? Regardless of the value, donations shall not be accepted if there is reason to believe there may be a conflict of interest. Examples may include donations from:
(1) 
Donors that are involved in a matter under current review with a pending outcome with any City process such as any zoning or development matter, building inspection, Police investigation, Property Maintenance Code investigation, or any investigation into the violation of Municipal Code.
(2) 
Contractors, vendors, or persons seeking to provide services/materials to the City of Creve Coeur.
b. 
Do restrictions upon the use of the item or funds make it practical to accept?
c. 
Do restrictions on disposal or retention of the item or funds make it practical to accept?
d. 
Is required accounting for the item or funds excessively difficult?
e. 
Would donated materials or equipment require extensive repair or maintenance, and if so, is maintenance support available?
f. 
Does the equipment or materials require the purchase of additional items to be useful?
g. 
Will the donation result in an increase to the City's budget? Donations are to be considered one-time supplements and should not be used to develop new programs or services which would require budget supplements from the City in the current or subsequent years.
4. 
Solicitations.
a. 
Solicitation of donations to the City shall be subject to this Subsection (C)(4) as well as the same procedures that would apply to acceptance of an unsolicited donation under Subsection (C)(3). Approval of a solicitation shall constitute approval of acceptance unless the terms and conditions required for acceptance are materially different from those included with the solicitation.
b. 
City officials and employees shall obtain approval prior to soliciting donations to the City. If the solicitation is for a donation of less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), approval shall be obtained from the City Administrator. If the solicitation is for a donation of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more, approval shall be obtained from the City Council.
c. 
Other than a donation solicitation approved pursuant to Subsection (C)(4)(b), no elected or appointed City Official or employee of the City shall directly solicit anything of value, for any purpose, from a person or corporation:
(1) 
That is currently seeking or subject to official action of, or doing business with, the City, or anticipated to be doing so in the immediate future; or
(2) 
Whose interests may be substantially affected by the performance or non-performance of the individual's official duties.
d. 
City Officials and employees soliciting donations in compliance with this policy (i.e. either with approval or after restrictions no longer apply) from those that are or have previously engaged in the conduct set forth in Subsection (C)(4)(c) of this policy shall make clear that such solicitations are not connected to or presented as requests for payment for services rendered and otherwise strive to avoid any semblance of impropriety.
e. 
Those soliciting donations are prohibited from exerting any form of pressure upon those they have benefited through official acts.
f. 
City Officials and employees shall not offer any form of "special access" to themselves in exchange for donations.
g. 
City Officials and employees shall not solicit anything of value, for a private purpose, through the use of the City's letterhead, official stationery, assigned City e-mail address, or any other means that suggest that the solicitation is made with authority or on behalf of the City.
h. 
City Officials shall not directly solicit anything of value from City employees. City employees shall not directly solicit anything of value from their subordinates. Notwithstanding the foregoing, fundraising campaigns directed to all employees may be approved by the City Administrator.
i. 
This policy does not apply to solicitations of campaign contributions. Such activities are subject to separate regulations, including Chapter 130, RSMo.
D. 
Violations.
1. 
Any complaint regarding a violation of the provisions of Section 130.070(A) or Section 130.070(C) shall be presented to the Missouri Ethics Commission established under Section 105.955, RSMo., or its successor. Upon receipt of a report from the Missouri Ethics Commission under Section 105.961, RSMo., as amended or revised, that indicates that there is probable cause that a violation has occurred, the appropriate disciplinary authority shall determine whether to follow the recommendations contained in the report within the time allowed by Statute (including any stay resulting from an appeal) and whether to take any other appropriate disciplinary action. As provided by Statute, in the case of a person that is an elected official, the appropriate disciplinary authority is the City Council and in the case of a person that is an appointed official or employee, the appropriate disciplinary authority is the person with immediate supervisory authority over the person. However, the City Administrator and City Council retain their respective ultimate supervisory authority in such matters and may determine to act as the disciplinary authority within the constraints of the Charter of the City.
2. 
Violations of Section 130.070(B) are subject to prosecution by the City.
E. 
Hearings.
1. 
In conjunction with determining whether to follow the recommendations of a report received from the Missouri Ethics Commission or to take any other appropriate disciplinary action, the appropriate disciplinary authority shall schedule a hearing.
a. 
If the subject of the report is an employee, the provisions of the Personnel Code and related laws and regulations shall apply.
b. 
If the subject of the report is not an employee, then the provisions of this Subsection (D) shall apply. When a hearing is scheduled hereunder, the complainant and respondent shall be given reasonable notice thereof by certified mail. However, if the respondent agrees that he/she has committed a violation as alleged in the complaint, the appropriate disciplinary authority will not hold a hearing, but instead will promptly hold a public meeting to consider the matter and render a decision regarding the appropriate discipline or penalty.
2. 
The hearing shall be held within twenty (20) days of the receipt of the report from the Missouri Ethics Commission unless:
a. 
The respondent requests a later date not to exceed twenty (20) additional days.
b. 
The disciplinary authority itself determines that more time is required, not to exceed twenty (20) additional days.
On request from the respondent, the disciplinary authority may grant an expedited date for the hearing.
3. 
The disciplinary authority may meet prior to the hearing to prepare for the hearing. Such a meeting shall be a work meeting and no public comments will be accepted during such a meeting.
4. 
The hearing shall be conducted in the manner most conducive to the determination of the truth and the disciplinary authority shall not be bound by technical rules of evidence. Decisions made shall not be invalidated by any informality in the proceedings.
5. 
Hearings shall be open meetings under the open meetings and records policy of the City as provided for by the laws of the State. Notice of a hearing must be posted in conformance with the above stated policy.
6. 
All hearings shall be conducted as follows:
a. 
The disciplinary authority shall receive evidence from:
(1) 
The Missouri State Ethics Commission (in the form of its report);
(2) 
The complainant;
(3) 
The respondent;
(4) 
Respective witnesses; and
(5) 
Any other person the disciplinary authority deems necessary.
b. 
Each side will be permitted an opening statement and closing argument. The complainant shall first present his/her witnesses and evidence to sustain the charges. The disciplinary authority may request any witnesses to appear at a fixed time and/or the production of any records or material evidence. Failure or inability of the complainant to appear or produce evidence shall not be grounds for dismissal. The respondent will then present his/her witnesses and evidence in defense. Rebuttal may be permitted.
c. 
Complainant and respondent will be allowed to examine and cross-examine witnesses. The disciplinary authority may also examine witnesses through its counsel.
d. 
Both the complainant and the respondent may be represented by legal counsel at their own expense.
7. 
The disciplinary authority shall determine the relevancy, weight and credibility of testimony and evidence. The disciplinary authority shall base its findings on the preponderance of evidence.
8. 
The hearing may be continued by the disciplinary authority to allow for additional information to be presented. The disciplinary authority may set time constraints on the proceedings.
9. 
The City Attorney shall serve as counsel to the disciplinary authority, unless special counsel is appointed pursuant to the Charter.
10. 
A transcript of the hearing shall be made unless waived by the complainant, the respondent and the disciplinary authority.
F. 
Decisions. The disciplinary authority, upon completion of a hearing or admission of a violation, shall render a decision in writing to the Mayor, City Council, City Attorney, the City Administrator, the complainant and the respondent within ten (10) days after conclusion of the hearing. The decision shall:
1. 
Determine whether or not a violation occurred as charged in the report from the Missouri Ethics Commission;
2. 
Set forth any necessary requirements for voluntary compliance;
3. 
Recommend any appropriate prosecution under applicable State or local law; and
4. 
Take other actions or recommend other actions by the authorized City Officials as deemed appropriate under the circumstances.
G. 
Willful Concealment. In the event that a City Official or employee willfully conceals a substantial financial interest in violation of Section 14.1 of the Charter of the City or otherwise willfully violates the requirements of Section 14.1 of the Charter of the City, such person shall be guilty of malfeasance in office or position and shall forfeit all offices and positions with the City.
H. 
Complicity By Private Sector. In the event that a person or business entity who makes a contract or sale with the City knows or should have known that a City Official or employee has violated Section 14.1 of the Charter of the City regarding such contract or sale, the City Administrator or the City Council may declare the contract or sale void within thirty (30) days after the determination that the official or employee violated Section 14.1.

Section 130.080 Political Activities of City Employees.

[R.O. 2008 §2-169; Ord. No. 1235 Art. IV, 7-27-1987; Ord. No. 3035 §1, 1-24-2005; Ord. No. 5323 §1, 8-12-2013]
A. 
Application. The provisions of this Section apply to all full-time and part-time employees of the City in both classified and unclassified positions.
B. 
Hatch Act Restrictions. Employees engaged in activities which are funded in whole or part by Federal funds may have the additional restrictions of the Hatch Act and may be prohibited from taking an active part in City, County, State or national elections. The City Administrator is responsible for maintaining a listing of positions subject to the Hatch Act.
C. 
Permitted Political Activities Of City Employees. Activities listed in this Section are permitted for City employees on their own time. These activities apply to County, State and national elections and to municipal elections outside the City. These activities are not permitted while the employee is on duty, on any City property or in a uniform normally identified with the City.
D. 
Each employee, including an employee engaged in an activity financed through Federal funds, may:
1. 
Register and vote in any election.
2. 
As an individual, privately and publicly express an opinion on political subjects and candidates except as modified in Subsection (D)(8) below.
3. 
Be a member of a political party and participate in its activities consistent with this regulation.
4. 
Sign a political nomination, initiative, referendum or recall petition as an individual, except for City elective positions or propositions.
5. 
Make a financial contribution to a political party, group or candidate except for elective positions or propositions in the City.
6. 
Be politically active in connection with a question which is not specifically identified with a political party, such as a constitutional amendment, referendum or issue of a similar character not pertaining to the City.
7. 
Display bumper stickers, signs, posters or pamphlets on private property for the endorsement of candidates or issues, except for elective positions and propositions regarding the City.
8. 
In City municipal elections, register, vote and express privately an opinion on candidates and propositions.
E. 
Additional Permitted Activities. In addition, an employee who is not engaged in an activity supported by Federal funds may:
1. 
Take an active part in the management of political campaigns, except for elective offices and propositions within the City.
2. 
Directly or indirectly solicit, receive or account for funds for a partisan political purpose except as prohibited by this regulation.
3. 
Solicit votes in support of, or in opposition to, a partisan or party office.
4. 
Initiate or circulate partisan nominating or recall petitions.
5. 
Serve as a delegate, alternate or proxy to a political party convention.
6. 
Drive voters to the polls on behalf of a political party or partisan candidate except for City municipal elections.
7. 
Endorse or oppose a partisan candidate for public office or political party office in a political advertisement, broadcast, campaign literature or similar material.
F. 
Prohibited Activities.
1. 
Employees covered by the Hatch Act are prohibited from engaging in those activities listed in Subsection (E) above.
2. 
No employee may use any official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the result of an election or nomination for office or directly or indirectly coerce, attempt to coerce, command or advise another official or employee to pay, lend or contribute anything of value to a party, committee, organization, agency or person for political purposes.
3. 
No employee shall engage in political activities involving City municipal elections except as expressly permitted in Subsections (C) and (E) above.
4. 
While bumper stickers, signs and posters may be displayed on private vehicles parked in a City employee parking area, such materials, as well as pamphlets and buttons, may not be otherwise displayed on City vehicles, City property or by an employee on a City work site.
5. 
Activities prohibited for an individual employee are also prohibited for groups or organizations of employees, even though the specific activities are being performed by a non-employee as a representative of the employee group.
6. 
Activities permitted in Subsections (C) and (E) above are prohibited when an employee is on duty, including break periods. They are also prohibited on City property and when an employee is in uniform normally identified with the City.
7. 
An employee shall not use an official City title or make reference to employment with the City in political advertisements, endorsements or speeches.
8. 
An employee shall not be a candidate for, or serve as, an officer of a political party or partisan club whether local, State or national.
G. 
Candidate For Elective Office.
1. 
A City employee may seek election to a partisan political office. Such employee shall be placed on an unpaid leave of absence from the time a declaration of candidacy is made until the completion of the elective process. During this leave of absence, the employee shall not use an official City title in political campaigning other than in a biographical description of the employee's experience nor shall official authority be used to affect the result of the election. If elected to political office and such office is clearly inconsistent, incompatible, in conflict with or inimical to duties as a City employee, the employee shall terminate City employment prior to assuming the elected position.
2. 
An employee may be a candidate for a non-partisan board such as, but not limited to, a school board or a library board or fire district, while retaining active City employment and, if elected, may retain the City position.
3. 
An employee who declares an intent to become a candidate by circulating or authorizing the circulation of a nominating petition for elective office of the City shall be placed on immediate unpaid leave and shall not exercise any of the duties of his/her position. Such unpaid leave shall continue until the conclusion of the elective process. Should the employee win said election, the employment shall be terminated when he/she is sworn into office.
4. 
An employee subject to the provisions of the Hatch Act may not be a candidate for partisan elective office.
5. 
Pursuant to Section 67.145, RSMo., and notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 130.080, a Police Officer employed by the City may engage in any otherwise lawful political activity while off duty and not in uniform, may be a candidate for elected or appointed public office if otherwise lawful without having to go on unpaid leave, and may hold elected or appointed office subject to termination of employment as required by the provisions of Subsections (G)(1) and (G)(3).

Section 130.090 Personal Financial Disclosure Reports.

[R.O. 2008 §2-170.1; Ord. No. 1603 §§1 — 3, 8-23-1993; Ord. No. 1664 §§1 — 3, 9-12-1994; Ord. No. 1734 §§1 — 3, 8-28-1995; Ord. No. 2145 §1, 8-27-2001; Ord. No. 2230 §§1 — 3, 8-11-2003; Ord. No. 3040 §1, 2-14-2005; Ord. No. 5200 §1, 6-27-2011; Ord. No. 5253 §2, 6-11-2012; Ord. No. 5326 §1, 8-26-2013; Ord. No. 5432 §1, 8-10-2015; Ord. No. 5538 §1, 8-28-2017]
A. 
Generally. The Mayor and each member of the City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment, the City Administrator, the Finance Director and any candidate for elected office of the City shall disclose the following information if any such transactions were engaged in during the previous calendar year:
1. 
For such person and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person (including spouse, parents and dependent children), the date and the identities of the parties to each transaction with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that such person had with the City, other than compensation received as an employee or payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the City, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City; and
2. 
The date and the identities of the parties to each transaction known to the person with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest had with the City, other than payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the City or transactions involving payment for providing utility service to the City, and other than transfers for no consideration to the City.
B. 
City Administrator And Finance Director; Additional Requirements. The City Administrator and the Finance Director also shall disclose for the previous calendar year the following information for them, their spouses and dependent children:
1. 
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statement;
2. 
The name and address of each sole proprietorship that such person owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which such person was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or coparticipant for each partnership or joint venture unless such names and addresses are filed by the partnership or joint venture with the Secretary of State; the name, address and general nature of the business conducted of any closely held corporation or limited partnership in which the person owned ten percent (10%) or more of any class of the outstanding stock or limited partnership units; and the name of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership that is listed on a regulated stock exchange or automated quotation system in which the person owned two percent (2%) or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interests;
3. 
The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer or receiver.
C. 
Exception. Notwithstanding the foregoing, said person, if they do not know and their spouse will not divulge any information required to be reported by this Section concerning the financial interest of their spouse, shall state on their financial interest statement that they have disclosed that information known to them and that their spouse has refused or failed to provide other information upon their bona fide request, and such statement shall be deemed to satisfy the requirements of this Section for such financial interest of their spouse; and provided further if the spouse of any person required to file a financial interest statement is required by Section 105.483, RSMo., or this Code Section to file a financial interest statement, the financial interest statement filed by each need not disclose the financial interest of the other, provided that each financial interest statement shall state that the spouse of the person has filed a separate financial interest statement and the name under which the statement was filed.
D. 
Filing Of Reports. The reports, in the form as prescribed by the Missouri State Ethics Commission, shall be filed with the City Clerk and with the Missouri State Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours. Pursuant to Subsection (4) of Section 105.485, RSMo., these reports are to be filed in lieu of reports otherwise required by the Statute.
E. 
When Filed. The financial interest statements shall be filed at the following times, but no person is required to file more than one (1) financial interest statement in any calendar year:
1. 
Each person appointed to office or employed shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment.
2. 
Each candidate for elective office shall file a financial interest statement no later than the 45th day after the last day for filing for the election at which he/she seeks nomination or election and the statement shall be for the twelve (12) months prior to the closing date, except that in the event an individual does not become a candidate until later than the 45th day after the last day for filing for the election, the statement shall be filed within ten (10) days of becoming a candidate.
3. 
Every other person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May 1, and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending the immediately preceding December 31; provided that person may supplement the financial interest statement to report additional interests acquired after December 31 of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.

Section 130.095 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 130.095, Campaign Finance Reports, enacted 6-11-2012 by §2 of Ord. No. 5253, was repealed 8-10-2015 by §1 of Ord. No. 5432.

Section 130.100 Advisory Opinions.

[R.O. 2008 §2-172; Ord. No. 1235 Art. VII, 7-27-1987; Ord. No. 1435 §6, 1-7-1991; Ord. No. 3035 §1, 1-24-2005]
A. 
Where an employee has a doubt as to the applicability of any provision of this code of conduct to a particular situation regarding that employee or as to the definition of terms used herein, the employee may apply by signed writing to the City Administrator for an advisory opinion. Elected officials and appointed officials shall have the right to apply to the City Attorney for an advisory opinion regarding particular situations in which they are personally involved or as to the definition of terms used herein. The individual shall have the opportunity to present his/her interpretation of the facts at issue and of the applicability of provisions of the code before such advisory opinion is made. The application shall at a minimum provide sufficient detail to fully and accurately describe the situation and shall be certified as true to the best knowledge, information and belief of the applicant. The City Administrator shall freely seek the advice and assistance of the City Attorney where interpretation of the law is required. Unless the time is waived by the applicant, the City Administrator and/or City Attorney shall respond within ten (10) days.
B. 
No person who relies upon an advisory opinion rendered pursuant to this Article may be found in violation of this Article except where such opinion has been fraudulently obtained or where the person so relying failed to provide or omitted material facts in the request for the advisory opinion.
C. 
Such opinion until amended or revoked shall be binding on the City, the City Council and the City Administrator and City Attorney in any subsequent actions concerning the elected official, appointed official or employee who sought the opinion and acted on it in good faith, unless material facts were omitted or misstated in the request for the advisory opinion.
D. 
Any advisory opinion prepared by the City Administrator or City Attorney shall be in writing and a copy shall be sent to the City Clerk to be retained and made available to the public upon request.

Section 130.110 Training.

[R.O. 2008 §2-173; Ord. No. 3035 §1, 1-24-2005]
The City Administrator and the City Attorney shall arrange for training sessions for all elected and appointed officials and employees of the City regarding the provisions of this code of conduct and related provisions of law. All officials and employees shall attend a training session within one (1) year of appointment, election or hire and shall attend at least one (1) training session every two (2) years thereafter. In conjunction with such training, reference materials shall be developed for distribution to officials, employees and the public.