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(a) Activities prohibited.
(1) No person shall be appointed to or removed from, or in any way favored or discriminated against with respect to any city position or appointive city administrative office because of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, country of origin, or political affiliation.
(2) No person shall willfully make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating, or report in regard to any test, certification, or appointment under the provisions of this charter or the rules and regulations made thereunder, or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of such provisions, rules, and regulations.
(3) No person who seeks appointment or promotion with respect to any city position or appointive city administrative office shall directly or indirectly give, render, or pay any money, service, or other valuable thing to any person for or in connection with any test, appointment, proposed appointment, promotion, or proposed promotion.
(4) No person shall knowingly or willfully solicit or assist in soliciting any assessment, subscription, or contribution for any political party or political purpose to be used in conjunction with any city election from any city employee.
(5) No city employee shall, directly or indirectly, contribute money or anything of value to or render service in behalf of the candidacy of any candidate for nomination or election to any city office. Elected officials and spouses of city employees acting on their own behalf are exempt from this prohibition. The expression of private or personal views concerning candidates for political office is not prohibited hereby.
(b) Penalties. Any person violating this section shall be ineligible for a period of five (5) years following such violation to hold any City elected or appointed office or board. If the person violating this section is a city officer or employee, said violation shall be sufficient cause for the suspension, demotion or termination of employment of the officer or employee. The city council may establish by ordinance any further penalties as it may deem appropriate.
(4-11-00, § G; 4-13-04, §§ G, H; 4-12-16, § F)