Section 19-39 Political activities.

    (a) Appointive officers or employees shall not engage in any political activity while on duty or in uniform or otherwise use equipment or resources of the city. Political activity shall include but not be limited to the following:

(1)    Soliciting any thing of value to the campaign funds of any candidate for any office;

(2)    Soliciting contributions for any political office, cause or party;

(3)    Coercing or dissuading or attempting to coerce, command, advise or dissuade a city officer or employee to or from giving, lending or contributing any thing of value for political purposes; and

(4)    Any other support or opposition for any political office, cause, or party.

    (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the exercise of the rights of appointive officers or employees  from engaging in any political activity while off duty and not in uniform, being a candidate for elected or appointed public office, or holding such office unless such political activity or candidacy is otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, or  as citizens to express their opinions and to cast their votes.

(Code 1964, § 22.210(4), (7); Ord. No. 21828, § 1, 9-16-13)

(Ord. 21828, Amended, 09/16/2013, Prior Text)