Other Prohibited Conduct

Other Prohibited Conduct

Art. 8, § 6-36 to § 6-39

Prestige of Office


A public servant may not intentionally use the prestige of their office or position for their own private gain or that of another, unless for usual and customary constituent services.

Disclosure of Confidential Information


Except as official duty requires, a public servant may not disclose or use, for their own benefit or that of another, confidential information that the public servant acquired in their public position and that is not available to the public.

Participation in Procurement


Any person (or employer of that person) who assists a City agency in any manner in the contract procurement process may not:

  • Bid on or submit a response for that contract; or
  • Assist/represent another person in bidding or submitting a response for that contract.

*Does not apply to a person who provides information, including technical specifications and other pre-bid information, at the agency's request. 

Employment of Relatives by Elected Officials


No elected official may use public funds to employ a relative of self or of any other elected official. “Relative” means:

  • Spouse;
  • Child, stepchild, foster child, or ward;
  • Parent or stepparent;
  • Sibling or stepsibling;
  • Mother-in-law or father-in-law;
  • Son-in-law or daughter-in-law;
  • Grandparent; or
  • Grandchild.