(A)   It is the policy of the city that the proper operation of democratic government requires that public officials and employees be independently impartial and responsible to the people of the city; that government decisions and policies be made only through proper channels of the government structure; that no city official should have any interest, financial, personal, or organizational, direct or indirect, or engage in any business, transaction, or activity or incur any obligation that is in conflict with the proper discharge of their duties in the public interest; that public office and public employment are positions of public trust imposing the duty of a fiduciary upon all officers, employee, members of boards and committees, and trustees of public trust with the city as a beneficiary; and that such individuals shall not use their public positions for personal gain nor should they act in such a way as to give an appearance of any impropriety.
   (B)   The purpose of this chapter is to provide direction to city officials of the policy of the city.
   (C)   The appropriate appointing authority shall create and maintain such rules as are necessary to implement and comply with the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 2010-19, passed 6-21-10)