Section 3.05  PROHIBITIONS.
   3.051  Appointment and removals.  No member of the council shall, in any manner, dictate the appointment or removal of any city administrative officer or employee whom the city manager or any of his subordinates are empowered to appoint. However, the council may express its view and fully and freely discuss, with the manager, anything pertaining to appointment and removal of such officer or employee.
   3.052  Interference with administration.  Neither the council nor its members shall either direct, interfere, or otherwise deal with city officers and employees who are subject to the direction and supervision of the city manager, except through the city manager. Neither the council nor its members shall give orders to any such officer or employee. However, after reasonable notice to the city manager, individual members of the council may closely scrutinize, by questions and observations, all aspects of city government operations, solely for the purpose of obtaining information to assist the council in the formulation of sound policies to be considered. All recommendations for improvement in city government operation by individual councilmembers shall be made to and through the city manager.
   3.053  Holding other office.
   (a)   No former elected city official, nor any relative of such former elected city official, shall hold any compensated appointive city office or employment until, at least, two (2) years after the expiration of the term for which elected.  This provision shall not apply to relatives of any current or former elected city official holding a compensated appointive city office or position of employment prior to November 9, 2016.
   (b)   For the purposes of this section, "relative" shall mean an individual who is related to the former elected city official as father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, or half sister.
(Amendment adopted by electorate 11-8-16)
   3.054  Conflict of interest.  Officers, employees, or elected officials shall not directly or indirectly contract to do any work, render any service or furnish any material or equipment to or for the city with any association, partnership, firm, business entity, person or corporation in which they have a financial interest.
(Ord. 92-28, passed 9-17-92)  (Adopted by electorate 11-3-92)