(A)   Findings. The legislative body of the city finds and declares that:
      (1)   Public office and employment with the city are public trusts.
      (2)   The vitality and stability of the government of this city depends upon the public's confidence in the integrity of its elected and appointed officers and employees. Whenever the public perceives a conflict between the private interests and public duties of a city officer or employee, that confidence is imperiled.
      (3)   The government of this city has a duty to provide its citizens with the standards by which they may determine whether public duties are being faithfully performed, and to make its officers and employees aware of the standards which the citizenry rightfully expects them to comply with while conducting their public duties.
   (B)   Purpose.
      (1)   It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a method of assuring that standards of ethical conduct and financial disclosure requirements for officers and employees of the city shall be clearly established, uniform in their application, and enforceable, and to provide the officers and employees of the city with advice and information concerning potential conflict of interest which might arise in the conduct of their public duties.
      (2)   It is the further purpose of this chapter to meet the requirements of KRS 65.003 as enacted by the 1994 Kentucky General Assembly.
   (C)   Authority. This chapter is enacted under the power vested in the city by KRS 82.082 and pursuant to requirements of KRS 65.003.
(Ord. No. 19-94, 12-6-94; Am. Ord. No. 02-20, 2-18-20)