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33. Gifts

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3/07 

CHAPTER 33

GIFTS

1-33-1: GIFTS TO CITY COUNCILLORS, MEMBERS OF THE CITY’S BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, AND CITY EMPLOYEES

1-33-1: GIFTS TO CITY COUNCILLORS, MEMBERS OF THE CITY’S BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS, AND CITY EMPLOYEES:  (3341)

(A) No City Councillor, member of a City Board or Commission, or City employee, directly, or indirectly through the spouse or any legal dependent thereof, shall solicit, receive or accept cash, a gift of substantial value, or a gift of substantial economic benefit that:

(1) Given the circumstances, a reasonable person would conclude would tend to cause the City Councillor, Board or Commission member, or City employee to depart from the faithful and impartial discharge of his or her public duties; or

(2) The City Councillor, Board or Commission member, or City employee knows or that a reasonable person in his or her position should know is primarily for the purpose of rewarding the City Councillor, Board or Commission member, or City employee for official action taken or to be taken.

(B) Nothing in this Chapter shall be deemed or construed as limiting the authority of the City Manager to regulate the receipt, acceptance, or solicitation of cash and gifts by City employees.  In the event of any conflicts between any such regulation established by the City Manager and any provision of this ordinance, the more restrictive provision shall apply.

(C) It shall be unlawful for any City Councillor, Board or Commission member, or City employee to solicit, accept, or receive any cash or gift in violation of this Chapter.  Any such violation is a criminal offense and punishable by a fine or imprisonment, or both, as provided in Section 1-8-1 of this Code.

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