149.24  ACTIVITIES OF OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES RESTRICTED.
   (a)   Except as otherwise specifically authorized by law, the Mayor, members of Council and the directors of departments shall not, during their term of office, hold any other public office except that of notary public, Reserve Corps of the United States or member of the State Militia, nor shall they hold public employment with the City.
   (b)   The Mayor, members of Council and directors of departments shall not, during their term of office, be interested in the profits or emoluments of any contract with or job, work or service for the City, nor shall the Mayor, members of Council and directors of departments, during their term of office, or any other employee of the City, during their employment by the City, practice law or give legal advice or be associated with another in the practice of law in any matter or controversy in which the City is or may become a party, except on behalf of the City as an officer or employee.
   (c)   This Section shall not prohibit the Mayor, members of Council and the directors of departments and other officials or employees of the City from serving as a member or official of any organization of governments, special unit of government or an organization of governmental officials, whether such organization or special unit of government is organized as a special district, regional council of governments, nonprofit corporation or some other form under the statutes or Constitutions of the State or the federal government. This Section shall not prohibit the Mayor, members of Council and the directors of departments and other officials or employees of the City from serving as a member or an official in any other nonprofit corporation where their service is in the capacity of representing the City. When serving as a member or an official of any organization of governments, special unit of government or an organization of governmental officials, or where the Mayor, members of Council and the directors of departments and other officials or employees of the city's service are members or officials of a nonprofit corporation permitted by this Section, such persons shall not be deemed to be interested in the profits or emoluments of any contract, job, work or service for the City or other transaction because of any contract or other transaction between the City and such organizations, special unit of government or nonprofit corporation; and the Mayor, members of Council and the directors of depm1ments and other officials or employees of the City may fully participate (1) in their respective official capacities in the deliberations by the City or its agencies, and (2) in their capacity as members or officials of such organization of governments, special unit of government, organization of governmental officials or nonprofit corporation, including the right to vote with respect to such contract, job, work, service or other transaction.
   (d)   Any willful violation of this Section shall constitute malfeasance in office, and any such officer or employee found guilty thereof by a court of law shall forfeit his or her office.
(Ord. 58-17.  Passed 6-18-2018.)