(A)   No officer or employee of the city agency shall directly, or indirectly through any other person or business, solicit or accept any gift having a fair market value of more than one hundred dollars ($100), whether in the form of money, service, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, thing or promise, or any other form, under circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the gift was intended to influence, or could reasonably be expected to influence the officer or employee is in the performance of his or her public duties.
   (B)   Certain items are typically excluded from this provision. Examples of these items include:
      (1)   Gifts received from relatives.
      (2)   Gifts accepted on behalf of the city and transferred to the city.
      (3)   Reasonable travel and travel-related expenses, cost of admission, food and beverages, and entertainment furnished in connection with certain specified public events, appearances, ceremonies, economic development activities, or fact-finding trips related to official governmental business.
      (4)   Usual and customary loans made in the ordinary course of business.
      (5)   Awards, including certificates, plaques, and commemorative tokens presented in recognition of public services.
      (6)   Informational, promotional, and educational items.
(Ord. 94-10, passed 11-22-94; Am. Ord. 20-07, passed 9-22-20) Penalty, see § 36.999