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(A) There is hereby created and established a Board of Ethics for the city, which shall consist of three persons, who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council.
(B) (1) The term of office of the three persons to be appointed by the Mayor shall be for three years, except that the term of one member appointed to the first Board shall be for one year and, the term of another member appointed to the first Board shall be for two years.
(2) In the event that a vacancy shall occur during the term of any member, his or her successor shall be appointed for the unexpired portion of the term.
(C) Members of the Board shall serve without compensation.
(D) The Board, when requested by the City Council, shall consider, investigate, make findings, report and recommend to the City Council upon the question of whether or not the conflict of interest and/or financial disclosure ordinances of the city are being administered and enforced.
(E) The Board shall annually choose its own Chairperson and Secretary and shall keep written minutes of its proceedings. The Board shall adopt rules and regulations for its own guidance and operation of the Board, not inconsistent with this section, which shall be subject to the approval of the City Council. A majority of the Board members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
(Ord. 98-15, passed 4-20-98)