(a) A City employee is prohibited from being actively engaged in the political activities described in Section 3 of Act 169 of the Public Acts of 1976, as amended, being MCLA 15.404, during the hours when that person is being compensated by the City of Flint for the performance of his or her duties as a City employee.
(b) A City employee who is compensated by the City of Flint for duties performed in connection with block clubs and other community groups outside of normal City business hours is prohibited from engaging in political activities described in Section 3 of that act if such activities are performed in connection with community groups that the city employee was compensated for working with on behalf of the City and if there is any basis for the appearance that the political activity may be part of the employee’s official duties.
(c) There is no basis for the appearance that the political activity is part of the employee’s official duties if more than two years have expired since the most recent time the employee contacted members of that community group as part of duties for which he or she was compensated by the City of Flint, if the employee is on a leave of absence, or if an announcement is made during the proceedings of the group that the employee is not representing the City of Flint.
(Ord. 2856, passed 10-11-1982)