Section 2-53.1 Disclosure of interests; abstentions.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17808 on 08/18/2003, Section 2-53.1 read as follows.
(a) Every council member who has a substantial personal
or private interest in any bill or
measure proposed or pending before the council shall file a written report of the nature of the
interest with the city clerk. The city clerk shall record the statement in the council minutes. A
council member who has a substantial personal or private interest in any bill or measure pending
before the council shall disqualify himself from voting on any matter relating to such interest.
(b) The following definitions apply to this section:
Business entity. A corporation, association, firm, partnership, proprietorship,
entity of any kind or character.
Dependent child. All children, stepchildren, foster children and wards
under the age of
eighteen (18) residing in the persons household and who receive in excess of fifty (50) percent
of their support from the person.
Substantial interest. Ownership by the individual, the individuals
spouse or the individuals
dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly, of ten (10) percent
or more of any business entity, or of an interest having a value of ten thousand dollars
($10,000.00) or more, or the receipt by an individual, the individuals spouse or the individuals
dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, of a salary, gratuity, or other
compensation or remuneration of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or more per year from any
individual, partnership, organization, or association within any calendar year.
Substantial personal or private interest in any measure, bill, order or ordinance. Any interest
in a measure, bill, order or ordinance which results from a substantial interest in a business
(Ord. No. 14962, § 1, 9-3-96; Ord. No. 15341, § 1, 9-2-97; Ord. No. 15734,
§ 1, 9-8-98; Ord. No.
16159, § 1, 9-7-99; Ord. No. 16566, § 1, 9-5-00; Ord. No. 17008, § 1, 9-4-01)
Editor's note--Ord. No. 17008, adopted September 4, 2001 repealed § 2-53.1, which pertained
to similar subject matter and enacted the provisions set out herein.