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(a) All city council members shall act with integrity, impartiality and dedication to the best interest of the city and the public trust which they hold.
(b) The citizens have a right to expect that city council members will conduct themselves in a manner that will tend to preserve public confidence in and respect for the government they represent.
(c) The public confidence and respect can best be promoted if city council members uniformly treat all citizens with courtesy, impartiality, fairness and equality under the law and avoid both actual and potential conflicts between their private self-interest and the public trust.
(d) The purpose of this subchapter is to regulate conflicts of interest and standards of conduct for city council members by setting forth conduct which is incompatible with the best interest of the city, and by directing disclosure by city council members of private financial or other interests in matters affecting the city.
(1992 Code, § 12.5-27) (Ord. 24-09, passed 3-16-2009)