Any person may file a complaint with the Board. Any person, either personally or on behalf of an organization or governmental body, may request the Board to issue an ethics opinion regarding the propriety of any matter within the Board’s jurisdiction. Any complaint or request for an ethics opinion must be in writing and signed by the person making the request.
Beyond the general process for submitting queries or complaints, the ordinance specifically provides for the following situations.
- A Public Official must report any conduct by another Public Official that he or she believes violates the Code of Ethics.
- The improper conduct of a non-appointed Public Official must be reported to either the alleged violator's supervisor or department head. Upon resolution the supervisor or department head must notify the Board of the report and resolution.
- The improper conduct of an appointed Public Official who is not a department head must be reported to the alleged violator's supervisor, department head or Appointing Authority. Upon resolution the supervisor or department head must notify the Board of the report and resolution.
- The improper conduct of a department head or an elected official must be reported to the Board.
To submit an inquiry or complaint, click this link to the Inquiry / Complaint Submission Form. Print and complete the form and then return it to the City Clerks office.