§ 36.10  CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN GENERAL.
   Every officer and employee of the city and every city agency shall comply with the following standards of conduct:
   (A)   No officer or employee, or any immediate family member of any officer or employee, shall have an interest in a business or engage in any business, transaction or activity which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of the officer's or employee's public duties.
   (B)   No city government officer or employee shall act in his/her official capacity in any matter where he/she, a member of his/her immediate family, or business organization in which he/she has an interest, has a direct or indirect financial or personal involvement that might reasonably be expected to impair his/her objectivity or independence of judgement.
   (C)   No city government officer or employee shall undertake any employment or service, compensated or not, which might reasonably be expected to prejudice his/her independence of judgment in the exercise of his/her official duties.
   (D)   No city government officer or employee, member of his/her immediate family, or business organization in which he/she has an interest, shall solicit or accept any gift, favor, loan, political contribution, service, promise of future employment or other thing of value based upon an understanding that the gift, favor, loan, political contribution, service, promise, or other thing of value was given or offered for the purpose of influencing him/her, directly or indirectly, in the discharge of his/her official duties.  This provision shall not apply to the solicitation or acceptance of contributions to the campaign of an announced candidate for elective public office as governed by the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
   (E)   No city government officer or employee shall be prohibited from giving or receiving an award publicly presented in recognition of public service, commercially reasonable loans made in the ordinary course of the lender's business, or reasonable hosting, including travel and expenses, entertainment, meals or refreshments furnished in connection with public events, appearance and/or ceremonies.
   (F)   No city government officer or employee shall use, or allow to be used, his/her public office or employment, or any information, not generally available to members of the public, which he/she receives or acquires in the course of and by reason of his/her office or employment, for the purpose of securing financial gain for self and immediate family member, or any business organization with which he/she is associated or anyone else.
   (G)   No city government officer or employee or business organization in which he/she has an interest shall represent any person or party other than the local government in connection with any cause, proceeding application or other matter pending before any agency in the local government in which he/she serves.
   (H)   No city government officer shall be deemed in conflict with the provisions if, by reason of his/her participation in the enactment of any ordinance, resolution or other matter required to be voted upon which is subject to executive approval or veto, no material or monetary gain accrues to him/her as a member of any business, profession, occupation or group, to any greater extent than any gain could reasonably be expected to accrue to any other member of such business, profession, occupation or group.
   (I)   No elected city government officer shall be prohibited from making an inquiry for information or providing assistance on behalf of a constituent, if no fee, reward or other thing of value is promised to, given to or accepted by the officer or a member of his immediate family, whether directly or indirectly, in return therefore; and
   (J)   Nothing shall prohibit any city government officer or employee, or members of his/her family, or immediate family, from representing himself/herself or members of his immediate family, from representing himself/herself, or themselves, in negotiations or proceedings concerning his/her, or their, own interests.
(Ord. 1994-12, passed 11-14-94)