Every officer and employee of the city and every city agency shall comply with the following standards of conduct:
   (A)   No officer or employee, or any immediate family member of any officer or employee, shall have an interest in a business or engage in any business, transaction, or activity, which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of the officer's or employee's public duties.
   (B)   No officer or employee shall intentionally use or attempt to use his or her official position with the city to secure unwarranted privileges or advantages for himself or herself or others.
   (C)   No officer or employee shall intentionally take or fail to take any discretionary action, or agree to take or fail to take any discretionary action, or influence or attempt to influence any other officer or employee to take or fail to take any discretionary action, on any matter before the city in order to obtain a personal or financial benefit for any of the following:
      (1)   The officer or the employee;
      (2)   A family member;
      (3)   An outside employer;
      (4)   Any business in which the officer or employee, or any family member, has a financial interest, including but not limited to:
         (a)   An outside employer or business of his or hers, or of his or her family member, or someone who works for such outside employer or business;
         (b)   A customer or client, or a substantial debtor or creditor of his or hers, or of his or her family member;
      (5)   Any business with which the officer or employee or any family member is negotiating or seeking prospective employment or other business or professional relationship;
      (6)   Any person or entity from whom the officer or employee has received an election campaign contribution of a total of more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) during the past election cycle, including contributions from a person’s immediate family or business as well as contributions from an entity’s owners, directors, or officers, as well as contributions to the officer or employee’s political committee or non-candidate political committee; or
      (7)   A non-governmental civic group, social, charitable, or religious organization of which he or she (or his or her immediate family member) is an officer or director.
   (D)   No officer or employee shall be deemed in violation of any provision of this section if, by reason of the officer or employee’s participation, vote, decision, action, or inaction, no personal or financial benefit accrues to the officer or employee, a family member, an outside employer, or a business as defined in § 27.003, as a member of any business, occupation, profession, or any other group, to any greater extent than any gain that could reasonably be expected to accrue to any other member of the business, occupation, profession, or other group.
(Ord. No. 19-94, 12-6-94; Am. Ord. No. 02-20, 2-18-20)