§ 31.74  DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST.
   (A)   If any city official has a substantial interest involved in any decision pending before the body of which the city official is a member, the city official shall not vote or otherwise participate in the consideration of the matter.
   (B)   (1)   A city official shall publicly disclose, verbally or in writing, the nature and extent of a substantial interest to the body on which the city official serves prior to any discussion or determination of a matter affecting such substantial interest or immediately upon discovery that such substantial interest is affected.  The statement of disclosure shall be included in the official minutes of the body.  The city official shall also promptly file an affidavit with the City Secretary disclosing the nature and extent of the substantial interest, and the affidavit shall be included in the official minutes of the body.  The city official shall recuse himself or herself from any vote on such matter.
      (2)   To avoid the appearance and risk of impropriety, a city official may not take any official action that the official knows is likely to affect a substantial interest of a business entity for which the city official serves as an officer or director or serves in any policy-making position.
   (C)   A city official having a substantial interest in the outcome of a matter under consideration shall disclose that the official has a substantial interest and recuse himself or herself immediately from voting and from the discussion of the matter.
(Ord. 120508, passed 5-8-2012)