The proper operation of a republic requires that public officers and employees be honest, impartial and responsible to the people; that governmental decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. This subchapter applies to city officers and employees, whether appointed, paid or unpaid, including members of all boards, commissions and committees of the city. The purpose of these regulations is to establish guidelines setting forth those actions which are incompatible with the best interest of the citizens of the city and directing disclosure by those officers and employees of private financial or other interests in matters affecting city government. This subchapter does not apply to the mayor and other city council members.
(1992 Code, § 12.5-13)  (Ord. 24-09, passed 3-16-2009; Ord. 57-12, passed 8-7-2012)