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DEERFIELD BEACH CITY CHARTER
(ARTICLE VIII. OFFICIAL CONDUCT)



Section 8.01. Standards of ethics.

All elected officials and employees of the city shall be subject to the standards of conduct for public officers and employees set by general law and this Charter. In addition, the commission may, by ordinance, establish a code of ethics for officials and employees of the city.

Section 8.02. Personal financial interest.

Any city officer, employee, board member or members of their immediate families who have a financial interest, direct or indirect in any corporation, partnership or other organization in any contract with the city, in zoning and land classification, or in the sale of any land, material supplies or services to the city or to a contractor supplying the city, shall make known that interest at the time the matter is under consideration; and, if substantial, shall refrain from voting upon or otherwise participating in such capacity as a city officer, employee or board member in the making of such sale or in the making or performance of such contract. Nor shall any city officer, employee or board member, or members of their immediate families subsequently benefit from any contract with the city, or matters of zoning and land classification, or the sale of any land, material, supplies or services to the city or to a contractor supplying the city wherein his financial interest failed to be disclosed under penalty of forfeiture of office or position and such additional penalties as may be prescribed by law. Any city officer, employee, or board member who willfully conceals such a substantial financial interest or willfully violates the requirements of this section, shall be guilty of malfeasance in office or position and shall forfeit such office or position. Violation of this section with the knowledge, express or implied, of the person, corporation, partnership or other organization contracting with or making a sale to the city may render the contract or sale voidable by the city manager with the concurrence of the city commission.

Section 8.03. Penalties.

Violations of ordinances or this charter shall be punishable in accordance with the uniform fines and penalties set by general law.




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