Section 19-41 Conflict of interest.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21701 on 05/20/2013, Section 19-41 read as follows.
(a) No officer or employee of the city shall have
any interest in any contract or
interest, direct or indirect, in any contract with the city, or be financially interested, directly
indirectly, in the sale to the city of any land, materials, or supplies, or services
where said interest
is in violation of the laws or constitution of the State of Missouri or ordinances of the City of
except on behalf of the city as an officer or employee.
(b) No person shall be entitled to hold any office or employment with the city
who is in arrears
for any city obligation (taxes, court orders, parking tickets, traffic citations, etc.).
(c) A city employee shall not engage in any business, activity, or transaction
and shall not have
a substantial financial or personal interest, direct or indirect, which might reasonably be expected
to interfere with the proper discharge of
official duties, or which would
independence of judgment or action in the public interest, or
would impair his/her
independence of judgment or action in the performance of
official duties. This standard shall apply to an employee's personal and
outside activities including outside employment, investments, property holdings, financial
interests and source of income. Furthermore, this standard shall apply to an employee's actions in
the performance of his/her
official duties including the acceptance of gifts and
favors and the inspection or regulation of properties or activities in which the employee has an
interest and would prohibit an employee from disclosing confidential information, receiving or
making ex parte communications relating to official actions, or granting any improper favors,
services, promises or things of value, in the performance of his/her
(Code 1964, § 22.210(8)--(10))