§ 35.999  PENALTY.
   (a)   (1)   Violation of §§ 35.025 through 35.036 may be punished under the general penalty provisions of this code. Board recommendations regarding a city employee shall be in writing and given to the mayor, if the employee is subject to the authority of the mayor, or council, if the employee is subject to the authority of the council. In addition, upon the finding of a violation of §§ 35.025 through 35.036 by four members, the board of ethics may exercise any one or any combination of the following remedies:
         A.   Recommend a reprimand for the officer or employee in writing, either privately or publicly;
         B.   Recommend the suspension or removal of an officer that is subject to the mayor or that is subject to the council from service on a lay board;
         C.   Recommend the suspension, demotion or termination of employment of any compensated employee of the city;
         D.   Recommend an administrative fine not to exceed $500;
         E.   Refer to the city attorney to prosecute for violation of city ordinance; and
         F.   Refer to the city attorney to seek civil remedies to enjoin any activity prohibited by §§ 35.025 through 35.036.
      (2)   Any finding from the board resulting in a recommended suspension, demotion, termination of employment or an imposed fine shall be considered cause under § 39.059 of this Code if final action is taken thereon by the city pursuant to the issuance of an employee incident report.
(1992 Code, § 12.5-24)
   (b)   (1)   Violation of §§ 35.050 through 35.059 may be remedied by the eligible city council members by any one or any combination of the following punishments:
         A.   Public reprimand;
         B.   Administrative fine not to exceed $500; and/or
         C.   Removal from office only for the causes set forth in §§ 2.06(c) and 7.02(a) of the city charter.
      (2)   In addition to the penalties listed above, the city council may refer the matter to the city attorney:
         A.   To prosecute for violation of city ordinance; and/or
         B.   To seek civil remedies to enjoin any activity prohibited by §§ 35.050 through 35.059.
(1992 Code, § 12.5-36)
(Ord. 24-09, passed 3-16-2009; Ord. 03-11, passed 1-18-2011; Ord. 57-12, passed 8-7-2012)