Tallahassee City Commission Passes Ordinance Amending Ethics Code - State and Federal Communications

December 6, 2019  •  

Tallahassee City Commission Passes Ordinance Amending Ethics Code

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On December 4, the Tallahassee City Commission approved an ordinance amending the city’s ethics code.

The ordinance expands the Independent Ethics Board’s jurisdiction to covered individuals including:

  • Each public official
  • An employee or member of a city board, commission, or council required to file financial disclosures, or with purchasing authority exceeding $35,000
  • Employees participating in the procurement of services or commodities exceeding $10,000

The amended ethics code extends the ban on solicitation and acceptance of gifts to covered individuals.

Additionally, the amended code extends the prohibition against misuse of public position to all public officials and employees of the city.

The ordinance becomes effective January 1, 2020.

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