October 28, 2016 •
Philadelphia, PA Mayor Signs Executive Order Amending Ban on Gifts
Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order this week making changes to the city’s ban on gifts to executive branch employees.
Executive Order 10-16 specifically mentions lobbyists as a prohibited source of gifts, whereas the previous administration’s order only mentions persons seeking business with the city or those seeking legislative or administrative action. Furthermore, gifts are now prohibited for a 12-month period from anyone seeking official action to the specific officer or employee from whom action was sought.
The new order does, however, carve out several exceptions to the prohibition, including the acceptance of food, beverage, and entertainment at a reception open to the public. These changes are effective immediately.
Photo of Mayor Jim Kenney by Jeff Meade on Wikimedia Commons.
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