§ 31.73  STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.
   (A)   General provisions.
      (1)   No city official shall intentionally or knowingly disclose to any person not acting as an agent or contractor for the city with respect to such information any confidential information gained by reason of official position concerning the property, operations, policies or affairs of the city, or use such confidential information for advantage in connection with the city official's substantial interest. Participation in a candidate forum to which all candidates are invited made available through the consent of the City Council shall be not be considered improper use of city facility.
      (2)   No city official shall intentionally or knowingly use one's official position or city owned facilities, equipment, or supplies, or exercise any authority on behalf of the city, or use city owned equipment or facilities for advantage in connection with the city official's substantial interest, or in connection with any political campaign.
      (3)   Except as otherwise specifically authorized by ordinance, no city official shall intentionally or knowingly appear before the body of which the official is a member while representing any other person, group, association, interest, or business entity.
      (4)   No city official shall, for financial consideration, intentionally or knowingly represent directly or indirectly any private person, group, or interest other than himself or herself or a family member before any department, commission or board of the city.
      (5)   No city official shall vote on or participate in any decision making process if the official has a substantial interest affected by the outcome of the matter under consideration.
      (6)   None of the foregoing shall be construed to prohibit any city official from representing his or her interest in his or her owner-occupied homestead before the Council, board, commission or any department.
   (B)   Gifts.  No city official shall intentionally or knowingly solicit or accept any contribution, gift, or economic benefit from a third party other than the city with actual or constructive knowledge that it is:
      (1)   Offered or given with intent to influence the judgment or discretion of such official; or
      (2)   Given in consideration of the favorable exercise of such official's judgment or discretion in the past.
(Ord. 120508, passed 5-8-2012)