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No city officer, department head, or city employee whose appointment requires confirmation by the city council under Title 2 of this code, shall, for compensation, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent any other person or entity, by making any formal or informal appearance, or by making any oral or written communication, before the city council, any city board or commission, or any officer or employee of the city, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing administrative or legislative action, or influencing any action or proceeding involving the issuance, amendment, awarding or revocation of a permit, license, grant, entitlement or contract, or the sale or purchase of goods, services or property. Administrative action does not include any action that is solely ministerial. This limitation shall expire one year after the officer, department head or employee has left employment with the city.
(Ord. 5375 § 1, 2016; Ord. 4935 § 2 (part), 2007)