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In accord with Public Act 196 of 1973 (being M.C.L.A. §§ 15.342 et seq.) the following shall apply to members of the City Council, the City Manager, and all other employees of the city.
(A) Confidential information. The City Council, the City Manager, or an employee shall not divulge to an unauthorized person, confidential information acquired in the course of employment in advance of the time prescribed for its authorized release to the public.
(B) Personal opinions. The City Council, the City Manager, or an employee shall not represent his or her personal opinion as that of the city.
(C) Use of city resources. The City Council, the City Manager, or an employee shall use city personnel resources, property, and funds judiciously and solely in accordance with prescribed constitutional, statutory, and regulatory procedures and not for personal gain or benefit.
(D) Acceptance of gifts. The City Council, the City Manager, or an employee shall not solicit or accept a gift or loan of money, goods, services, or other thing of value for the benefit of a person or organization, other than the state, which tends to influence the manner in which the public officer or employee or another public officer or employee performs official duties.
(E) Use of office for private gain. The City Council, the City Manager or an employee shall not engage in a business transaction in which the public officer or employee may profit from his or her official position or authority or benefit financially from confidential information which the person has obtained or may obtain by reason of that position or authority. Instruction which is not done during regularly scheduled working hours except for annual leave or vacation time shall not be considered a business transaction pursuant to this division if the instructor does not have any direct dealing with or influence on the employing or contracting facility associated with his or her course of employment with this state.
(F) Outside employment. The City Council, the City Manager, or an employee shall not engage in or accept employment or render services for a private or public interest when that employment or service is incompatible or in conflict with the discharge of the officer or employee's official duties or when that employment may tend to impair his or her independence of judgment or action in the performance of official duties.
(G) Negotiation for private gain. Except in cases of an employment agreement or contract, the City Council, the City Manager, or an employee shall not participate in the negotiation or execution of contracts, making of loans, granting of subsidies, fixing of rates, issuance of permits or certificates, or other regulation or supervision relating to a business entity in which the person has a financial or personal interest.
(Ord. 793 of 2018, passed 6-18-2018)