City Council Meeting
3 items ∙ Mon, Oct 3, 2022 at 6:30pm
Agenda item 2 of 3
Item No. 2 - Adoption of a City Ethics Code
The Council considered a local ordinance on ethics and conflicts of interest in 2019 and 2020, and ultimately continued the matter, in part because of unresolved litigation between Glendale and the Independent Ethics Commission (IEC) on state preemption. Under current law, the IEC has jurisdiction over ethics and conflicts of interest complaints against local elected officials. The Colorado Constitution allows home rule municipalities to enact their own rules, which, so long as they cover the same matters as the state constitution, preempt the IEC’s jurisdiction. I do not expect any resolution of the Glendale case in the near future; however, I believe it likely the Glendale rules will ultimately be seen to preempt the IEC. I do not believe the City needs to continue to wait for that litigation to resolve.
Item No. 2 - Adoption of a City Ethics Code ( 0.25 MB )
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