A municipal employee shall not participate in an official action in which the employee or a member of the employee’s immediate family has a substantial financial or private interest. A municipal employee shall disclose, in written narrative form, to their supervisor the employee’s financial or private interest in the official action and the financial or private interest of any member of the employee’s immediate family as defined in BMC 2.05.010(E), if the employee’s duties could influence the official action.
A. Whether the municipal employee is prohibited from participation in the official action due to substantial financial or private interest shall be determined by the city manager with evaluation of these factors:
1. Whether the financial or private interest held by the employee or a family member is a substantial part of the official action under consideration;
2. Whether the financial or private interest varies directly and substantially with the outcome of the official action;
3. Whether the financial or private interest is monetarily significant;
4. Whether the public disclosure requirements applicable to municipal employees under this chapter have been fully met;
5. Whether public disclosure of the municipal employee’s financial or private interest and management of the potential for conflict of interest are sufficient to maintain the integrity of the decision making process.
B. The determination of the city manager shall be filed with the municipal clerk as a public record.
C. A complaint to the city manager or mayor for conflict of interest based on substantial financial or private interest in official action by a municipal employee shall be filed as a notice of potential violation under BMC 2.05.210. [Ord. 19-19 § 2, 2019; Ord. 13-04 § 2.]