Official Conflict of Interest

Informational Memo

Published: September 29, 2020

Official Conflict of Interest
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This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Learn responsibilities of city officials to avoid prohibited personal or financial benefits in contracts. Discusses which public offices are incompatible and may not be held simultaneously by the same person. Outlines the Ethics in Government Act (campaign financing),  the need to disclose economic interests, and limits on gifts. Codes of conduct also promote ethical government.

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