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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 interest in a business or engage in a 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 refrain from taking any discretionary action, or agree to take or refrain from taking any discretionary action, or induce or attempt to induce any other officer or employee to take or refrain from taking any discretionary action, on any matter before the city in order to obtain a financial benefit for any of the following:
(1) The officer or employee;
(2) An immediate family member;
(3) An outside employer;
(4) Any business in which the officer or employee, or any immediate family member has a financial interest; and
(5) Any business with which the officer or employee or any immediate family member is negotiating or seeking prospective employment or other business or professional relationship.
(D) No officer or employee shall be deemed in violation of any provision of this section if, by reason of the officer’s or employee’s participation, vote, decision, action or inaction, no financial benefit accrues to the officer or employee, an immediate family member, an outside employer or a business as defined by divisions (C)(4) and (C)(5) above, as a member of any business, occupation, profession or other group, to any greater extent than any gain could reasonably expect to accrue to any other member of the business, occupation, profession or other group.
(E) Every officer or employee who has a prohibited financial interest which the officer or employee believes or has reason to believe may be affected by his or her participation, vote, decision or other action taken within the scope of his or her public duties shall disclose the precise nature and value of interest, in writing, to the governing body of the city or city agency served by the officer or employee, and the disclosure shall be entered on the official record of the proceedings of the governing body. The officer or employee shall refrain from taking any action with respect to the matter that is the subject of the disclosure.
(1993 Code, § 2.02.050) (Ord. 96-08-01, passed - -)