Cuyahoga County Advisory Opinion Clarifies Ethics Ordinance - State and Federal Communications

March 27, 2012  •  

Cuyahoga County Advisory Opinion Clarifies Ethics Ordinance

Map of Ohio highlighting Cuyahoga CountyThe Cuyahoga County Inspector General, Nailah Byrd, has issued an advisory opinion (IGADV-0005) regarding whether a public official or employee’s acceptance of a ticket to a charitable fundraising event violates any provision of the ethics ordinance.

The opinion states that while the ethics ordinance does not explicitly prohibit the acceptance of a ticket, it does require certain conditions to be met.

A charitable event ticket given by a lobbyist or contractor must not include an extravagant or lavish meal, entertainment of significant value, or a fair market value price exceeding $75.

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