(A)   Business ethics. Each employee of the city shall maintain the highest standards of business ethics in transactions with the city, federal, state and local governments and with the public. Employees are expected to perform their duties faithfully and efficiently to avoid giving rise to suspicion of conflict of interest with the city or any agency of government.
   (B)   Conduct. Conduct, in accepting a position with the city, each employee accepts responsibility for conduct, both on and off the job, which reflects and will build a positive image for the city. Involvement in situations which would tend to bring discredit on the city may be cause for disciplinary action. The city expects employees to conform their conduct in accordance with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
   (C)   Gratuities. City employees shall not accept any favor or gratuity from any person, firm or corporation which is engaged in or attempting to engage in business transactions with the city, or any agency of the state or any local government which might affect or give the appearance of affecting the employee’s judgment in the impartial performance of his or her duties.
(Res. 2010-23, passed 11-4-2010)