§ 2-203.02. Conflict of interest.  

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  • (a) Employees in a position to influence actions and decisions of the city or a member of the managerial staff shall refrain from relationships which may adversely affect the exercise of their independent judgment in dealing with suppliers of goods or services and other persons not employed by the city.

    (b) Employees shall not accept loans, advances, gifts, gratuities, or favors the value of which exceeds twenty-five dollars ($25.00) from a supplier, bidder, or other person doing business with the city.

    (c) An employee shall not use his position with the city to obtain or attempt to obtain any special preferences, favors, privileges or exemptions for himself or for any other person.

    (d) No employee shall disclose confidential information gained by reason of his official position with the city except in and as a part of his normal duties as a city employee; nor shall such employee use such confidential information not available to the public for personal gain or benefit.

    (e) When an employee has or anticipates creating a business relationship with another person, partnership, firm, corporation or other business entity which does or seeks to do business with the city, or any division thereof, the employee shall advise the department head in writing as soon as that relationship is known. Failure to so advise the department head may result in immediate termination.

    (f) Employees shall not accept employment or engage in any business or professional activity which they might reasonably expect would require or induce them to disclose confidential information acquired by them by reason of their official position or that by nature of the employment give rise to a public perception of a compromise of duties.

    (g) Any employee of the city who is or becomes an officer, director, agent, or member of, or owns controlling interest in any corporation, firm, partnership, or other business entity which is subject to the regulation of, or which has substantial business commitments with the city, shall file a statement to this effect according to state statutes.

    The department head will notify the city manager of any situation covered by paragraphs (a)—(g), above, who will determine whether there is a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest and direct the employee's activities in such a way that the conflict of interest no longer exists. The city manager's determination as to whether there is a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of interest shall be final.

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 1, 6-19-01)