§ 36.19  CONFLICTS OF INTEREST.
   (A)   No RMAS shall, while serving as such, have any financial interest in, or engage in, any business, employment, transaction or professional activity, which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his duties or employment in the public interest and of his responsibilities as set forth in § 36.19(A)(1) of this code.
      (1)   Substantial conflict with proper discharge of duties or employment. An RMAS has an interest which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his duties or employment in the public interest and of his responsibilities, if he has reason to believe or expect that he, his spouse, a dependent child, or a business with which he is associated will derive a direct monetary gain or suffer a direct monetary loss, as the case may be, by reason of his official activity. An RMAS does not have an interest which is in substantial conflict with the proper discharge of his duties in the public interest and of his responsibilities as prescribed by the laws of the state, if any benefit or detriment accrues to him, his spouse, a dependent child, or a business with which he, his spouse or the dependent child is associated as a member of a profession, occupation or group to no greater extent than any other member of the profession, occupation or group.
      (2)   Recusal. An RMAS who has a substantial conflict may not take official action on the matter.
   (B)   No RMAS shall accept other employment which will either impair his independence of judgment as to his official duties or employment or require him, or induce him, to disclose confidential information acquired by him in the course of and by reason of his official duties.
   (C)   No RMAS shall willfully and knowingly disclose, for financial gain or to the detriment of the city, to any other person, confidential information acquired by him in the course of and by reason of his official duties or employment and no RMAS shall use his public office or position or any confidential information received through his holding the public office or position to obtain financial gain for himself, his spouse, child, child's spouse, parent, brother or sister or a business with which he is associated.
   (D)   (1)   No RMAS or member of his immediate family or a business with which he is associated shall enter into any contract with the city, valued at $100 or more, other than a contract of employment as an employee of the city or pursuant to a court appointment, unless the contract has been awarded through an open and public process, including prior public offer and subsequent public disclosure of all proposals considered and the contract awarded.
      (2)   Any contract made in violation of this section shall be voidable by a court of competent jurisdiction if the suit is commenced within 90 days of the making of the contract.
   (E)   (1)   No public official or employee of the city shall knowingly accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, as defined in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-79(e), from any person the official or employee knows or has reason to know:
         (a)   Is doing business with or seeking to do business with the department or agency in which the official or employee is employed; or
         (b)   Is engaged in activities which are directly regulated by such department or agency.
      (2)   No person shall knowingly give, directly or indirectly, any gift or gifts in violation of this provision.
(Ord. passed 4-7-2003)  Penalty, see § 10.99