Official Conflict of Interest

Information Memo

Published: May 1, 2024

Official Conflict of Interest
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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. Understand the state’s gift law for elected and appointed officials and its exceptions.

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