1 Los Angeles municipal code section et seq. GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS ORDINANCE . Los Angeles municipal code Sections et seq. TABLE OF CONTENTS. section Description Page section Title, Findings and Purpose 1. section Definitions 2. Administrative action 2. Agency (Amended Eff. 7/5/92) 2. Attempting to Influence (Added Eff. 12/10/99) 2. City Official (Amended Eff. 7/5/92) 2. Compensation (Added Eff. 12/10/99) 3. Confidential information 3. Contract (Added Eff. 8/27/05) 3. Co-owner (Added Eff. 7/5/92) 3. Dependent child (Added Eff.)
2 7/5/92) 3. Direct Communication (Added Eff. 12/10/99) 4. Disclosable (Added Eff. 7/5/92) 4. Doing business with the City (Amended Eff. 8/8/92) 4. Elective City Officer 4. Foreign gift (Added Eff. 8/8/92) 4. Gift (Amended Eff. 8/8/92) 4. High Level Filer (Amended Eff. 7/5/92) 5. High Level Official (Amended Eff. 9/21/95) 5. Honorarium 6. Legislative action 6. License, permit or other entitlement for use 6. Lobbying Firm 6. Lobbyist 6. Lobbyist Employer 6. Last Revised September 19, 2006. i Los Angeles municipal code section et seq.
3 section Description Page Participant 7. Party 7. Pecuniary Gain 7. Person 7. Proceeding involving a license, permit or other entitlement 7. for use Restricted source (Amended Eff. 8/8/92) 7. section Confidential Information 8. section Protection of Employees Against Retaliation for Reporting 8. Fraud, Waste or Misuse of Office (Amended Eff. 5/13/93). section Misuse of City Position or Resources (Amended Eff. 9. 12/10/99). section Disclosure of Economic Interests (Amended Eff. 5/14/01) 10. A. Persons Required to File 10.
4 B. Disclosure Periods and Filing Deadlines 10. C. Disclosure Requirements for High Level Filers 11. D. Disclosure Requirements for Other Filers 13. E. Additional Disclosure Requirement Pursuant to 15. Regulations of the City ETHICS Commission F. Exception if Disclosure Would Violate Legally 15. Recognized Privilege G. Disclosure by Consultants 16. H. Semi-annual City Contract List 16. J. Recusal Notification (Added Eff. 10/7/2006) 16. section Disclosure by Nominees (Amended Eff. 7/7/02) 17. section Divestiture of Assets 18.
5 section Restrictions on Honoraria and Outside Earned Income 18. (Amended Eff. 8/8/92). A. Prohibition of Outside Earned Income - Elected City 18. Officers Last Revised September 19, 2006. ii Los Angeles municipal code section et seq. section Description Page B. Restrictions on Honoraria and Other Outside Earned 18. Income - Other Full Time City Officials and Employees section Restrictions on Gifts and Travel Expenses (Amended Eff. 19. 8/8/92). A. Restrictions on Gifts 19. B. Restrictions on Travel Advances and Reimbursements 21.
6 section Lobbying Activities of Current and Former City Officials 21. (Amended Eff. 8/27/05). Se`ction Future Employment of City Officials (Amended Eff. 24. 8/8/92). section Participation of Elective City Officers and Employees in 24. GOVERNMENTAL Decisions (Amended Eff. 8/16/03). section Application of Requirements 26. section Contract Bidder and Proposer Disclosure - Political 26. Contributions and Fundraising Activity section Disclosure By Elective Officers in Connection with Lobbying 29. Interests and City Contractors (Added Oper.)
7 1/1/04). section Commissioner Participation in Contracting (Added Eff. 31. 8/27/05). section ( section Moved to LAMC Sec. , Eff. 12/15/99) 32. section Enforcement (Amended Eff. 7/13/95) 32. A. Criminal Enforcement 32. B. Civil Actions 33. C. Injunctive Relief 33. D. Costs of Litigation 33. E. Limitation of Actions (Amended Eff. 7/13/95) 34. F. Discipline (Amended Eff. 7/13/95) 34. G. Enforcement of Community Redevelopment Agency 34. and Housing Authority ETHICS Regulations (Added Eff. 5/5/04.). Last Revised September 19, 2006.
8 Iii Los Angeles municipal code section et seq. section Description Page section Late Filing Penalties (Amended Eff. 7/13/95) 34. section Effect of Campaign Money Laundering Violation on 35. Contracts and Fee Waivers (Added Eff. 8/3/96). A. Applicability 35. B. Competitively Bid Contracts 35. C. Contracts Awarded on a Basis Other Than 36. Competitive Bidding D. Fee Waivers 36. E. Notice of Violations 36. F. Time Period of Prohibitions and Notifications 37. G. Waiver of Provisions 37. section Authority of Enact (Renumbered Eff.)
9 8/3/96) 37. section Applicability of Other Laws (Renumbered Eff. 8/3/96) 37. section Severability (Renumbered Eff. 8/3/96) 38. Last Revised September 19, 2006. iv Los Angeles municipal code section et seq. City of Los Angeles GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS ORDINANCE Article of Chapter IV of the Los Angeles municipal code (Repealed and New Article added by Ord. No. 165,618, Eff. 4/21/90, Oper. 1/1/91.). SEC. Title, Findings and Purposes. A. Title. This Article shall be known as the City of Los Angeles GOVERNMENTAL ETHICS ORDINANCE .
10 B. Findings. The following findings are adopted in conjunction with the enactment of this Article: 1. As one of the great international cities of the world, Los Angeles will continue to confront great and complex opportunities and problems of both local and global significance. 2. One of the best ways to attract talented people to public service is to assure that the government is respected for its honesty and integrity; that its decisions are made on the merits, untainted by any consideration of private gain;. and that the rules governing their conduct during and after leaving government service are as clear and complete as possible.