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107.02 RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO CITY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES.
(a) No City officer or employee shall represent a client or act in a representative capacity on behalf of any person before any official body or agency of the City by which he is or within the preceding twelve months was employed, or on which he serves or within the preceding twelve months has served, on any matter with which such officer or employee is or was directly concerned or in which he personally participated during his employment or service by a substantial and material exercise of administrative discretion. As used in this subsection, "matter" does not include the proposal, consideration or enactment of any ordinance or resolution, any amendment to the City Charter, or any procedural rules or regulations of any official body or agency or the City. Nothing contained in this subsection shall prohibit, during such period, a former public officer or employee from being retained or employed to represent, assist or act in a representative capacity for the City or for the board, commission or agency by which he was employed or on which he served.
(b) During the period of his employment or service and for two years thereafter, no City officer or employee shall disclose or use for his personal profit, without appropriate authorization, any information acquired by him in the course of his official duties which has been clearly designated to him as confidential when such confidential designation is warranted because of the status of the proceedings or the circumstances under which the information was received, and preservation of its confidentiality is necessary to the proper conduct of City business. No City officer or employee shall disclose or use, without appropriate authorization, any information acquired by him in the course of his official duties which is confidential under the provisions of relevant Ohio statutes or ordinances of the City.
(c) No City officer or employee shall participate, either by casting an official vote, or by any substantial and material exercise of administrative discretion, in any transaction directly affecting or involving such public officer or employee or his immediate family, or a partnership, trust, business trust, corporation or association of which he or his immediate family owns or controls more than five percent (5%) or any business entity to whom such City officer or employee or any member of his immediate family has sold goods or services totaling more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) during the preceding year, unless the public officer or employee has filed with the Clerk of Council a written acknowledgment fully disclosing his interest in such transaction.
(d) No City officer or employee shall use or attempt to use his official position to secure anything of value for himself or any member of his immediate family that would not ordinarily accrue to him in the performance of his official duties, which thing is of such character as to manifest a substantial and improper influence upon him with respect to his duties. (Ord. 53-1979. Passed 11-27-79.)