City of Louisiana, MO
Pike County
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Section 120.010 Declaration Of Policy.

[R.O. 2008 §120.010; Ord. No. 6582 §1, 5-10-1999; Ord. No. 6613 §1, 7-10-2000; Ord. No. 6654, 5-13-2002; Ord. No. 17-2004, 5-10-2004; Ord. No. 09-2006, 7-10-2006; Ord. No. 16-2008, 8-11-2008; Ord. No. 06-2010, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 11-2012, 6-11-2012; Ord. No. 03-2014, 3-10-2014; Ord. No. 31-2016 § 1, 9-15-2016; Ord. No. 21-2017 § 1, 8-30-2017]
The proper operation of government requires that public officials and employees be independent, impartial and responsible to the people; that government decisions and policy be made in the proper channels of the governmental structure; that public office not be used for personal gain; and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government. In recognition of these goals, there is hereby established a procedure for disclosure by certain officials and employees of private financial or other interests in matters affecting the political subdivision.

Section 120.020 Conflicts Of Interest.

[R.O. 2008 §120.020; Ord. No. 6582 §2, 5-10-1999; Ord. No. 6613 §2, 7-10-2000; Ord. No. 6654, 5-13-2002; Ord. No. 17-2004, 5-10-2004; Ord. No. 09-2006, 7-10-2006; Ord. No. 16-2008, 8-11-2008; Ord. No. 06-2010, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 11-2012, 6-11-2012; Ord. No. 03-2014, 3-10-2014; Ord. No. 31-2016 § 2, 9-15-2016; Ord. No. 21-2017 § 2, 8-30-2017]
A. 
All elected and appointed officials as well as employees of a political subdivision must comply with conflict of interest statutes under Chapter 105, RSMo., as well as any other State law governing official conduct.
B. 
Any member of the Governing Body of a political subdivision who has a substantial personal or private interest in any measure, bill, order or ordinance proposed or pending before such Governing Body must disclose that interest to the Secretary or Clerk of such body, and such disclosure shall be recorded in the appropriate journal of the Governing Body. "Substantial personal or private interest" is defined as ownership by the individual, his spouse, or his dependent children, whether singularly or collectively, directly or indirectly of:
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Ten percent (10%) or more of any business entity; or
2. 
An interest having a value of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or more; or
3. 
The receipt of a salary, gratuity, or other compensation or remuneration of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or more per year from any individual, partnership, organization, or association within any calendar year.

Section 120.030 Disclosure Reports.

[R.O. 2008 §120.030; Ord. No. 6582 §3, 5-10-1999; Ord. No. 6613 §3, 7-10-2000; Ord. No. 6654, 5-13-2002; Ord. No. 17-2004, 5-10-2004; Ord. No. 09-2006, 7-10-2006; Ord. No. 16-2008, 8-11-2008; Ord. No. 06-2010, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 11-2012, 6-11-2012; Ord. No. 03-2014, 3-10-2014; Ord. No. 31-2016 § 3, 9-15-2016; Ord. No. 21-2017 § 3, 8-30-2017]
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Each elected official, candidate for elective office, the Chief Administrative Officer, the Chief Purchasing Officer, and the full-time general counsel shall disclose the following information by May 1, or the appropriate deadline as referenced in Section 105.487, RSMo., if any such transactions occurred during the previous calendar year:
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For such person, and all persons within the first degree of consanguinity or affinity of such person, the date and the identities of the parties to each transaction with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that such person had with the political subdivision, other than compensation received as an employee or payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the political subdivision, and other than transfers for no consideration to the political subdivision.
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The date and the identities of the parties to each transaction known to the person with a total value in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00), if any, that any business entity in which such person had a substantial interest had with the political subdivision, other than payment of any tax, fee or penalty due to the political subdivision or transactions involving payment for providing utility service to the political subdivision, and other than transfers for no consideration to the political subdivision.
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The Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Purchasing Officer, and candidates for either of these positions also shall disclose by May 1, or the appropriate deadline as referenced in Section 105.487, RSMo., the following information for the previous calendar year:
a. 
The name and address of each of the employers of such person from whom income of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or more was received during the year covered by the statement;
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The name and address of each sole proprietorship that he owned; the name, address and the general nature of the business conducted of each general partnership and joint venture in which he was a partner or participant; the name and address of each partner or coparticipant for each partnership or joint venture unless such names and addresses are filed by the partnership or joint venture with the Secretary of State; the name, address and general nature of the business conducted of any closely held corporation or limited partnership in which the person owned ten percent (10%) or more of any class of the outstanding stock or limited partnership units; and the name of any publicly traded corporation or limited partnership that is listed on a regulated stock exchange or automated quotation system in which the person owned two percent (2%) or more of any class of outstanding stock, limited partnership units or other equity interests;
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The name and address of each corporation for which such person served in the capacity of a director, officer, or receiver.

Section 120.040 Filing Of Reports.

[R.O. 2008 §120.040; Ord. No. 6582 §4, 5-10-1999; Ord. No. 6613 §4, 7-10-2000; Ord. No. 6654, 5-13-2002; Ord. No. 17-2004, 5-10-2004; Ord. No. 09-2006, 7-10-2006; Ord. No. 16-2008, 8-11-2008; Ord. No. 06-2010, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 11-2012, 6-11-2012; Ord. No. 03-2014, 3-10-2014; Ord. No. 31-2016 § 4, 9-15-2016; Ord. No. 21-2017 § 4, 8-30-2017]
Financial disclosure reports giving the financial information required in Section 120.030 shall be filed with the local political subdivision in the office of the City Clerk and with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The reports shall be available for public inspection and copying during normal business hours.

Section 120.050 Financial Interest Statement — When Filed.

[R.O. 2008 §120.050; Ord. No. 6582 §5, 5-10-1999; Ord. No. 6613 §4, 7-10-2000; Ord. No. 6654, 5-13-2002; Ord. No. 17-2004, 5-10-2004; Ord. No. 09-2006, 7-10-2006; Ord. No. 16-2008, 8-11-2008; Ord. No. 06-2010, 5-10-2010; Ord. No. 11-2012, 6-11-2012; Ord. No. 03-2014, 3-10-2014; Ord. No. 31-2016 § 4, 9-15-2016; Ord. No. 21-2017 § 4, 8-30-2017]
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The financial interest statements shall be filed at the following times, but no person is required to file more than one (1) financial interest statement in any calendar year:
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Every person required to file a financial interest statement shall file the statement annually not later than May 1, and the statement shall cover the calendar year ending the immediately preceding December 31; provided, that any member of the Council may supplement the financial interest statement to report additional interests acquired after December 31 of the covered year until the date of filing of the financial interest statement.
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Each person appointed to office shall file the statement within thirty (30) days of such appointment or employment covering the calendar year ending the previous December 31;
3. 
Every candidate required to file a personal financial disclosure statement shall file no later than fourteen (14) days after the close of filing at which the candidate seeks nomination or election or nomination by caucus. The time period of this statement shall cover the twelve (12) months prior to the closing date of filing for candidacy.

Section 120.060 Prohibited Acts By Certain Elected and Appointed Officials and Employees — Exceptions.

[R.O. 2008 §120.060; CC 1988 §2-84]
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No elected or appointed official or employee of the City, serving in an executive or administrative capacity, shall:
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Perform any service for any agency of the State, or for any political subdivision thereof in which he/she is an officer or employee or over which he/she has supervisory power for receipt or payment of any compensation, other than of the compensation provided for the performance of his/her official duties, in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00) per transaction or one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per annum, except on transactions made pursuant to an award on a contract let or sale made after public notice and competitive bidding, provided that the bid or offer is the lowest received.
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Sell, rent or lease any property to any agency of the State or to any political subdivision thereof in which he/she is an officer or employee or over which he/she has supervisory power and received consideration therefor in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00) per transaction or one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per year unless the transaction is made pursuant to an award on a contract let or sale made after public notice and in the case of property other than real property, competitive bidding, provided that the bid or offer accepted is the lowest received.
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Participate in any matter, directly or indirectly, in which he/she attempts to influence any decision of any agency of the State or political subdivision thereof in which he/she is an officer or employee or over which he/she has supervisory power, when he/she knows the result of such decision may be the acceptance of the performance of a service or the sale, rental or lease of any property to that agency for consideration in excess of five hundred dollars' ($500.00) value per transaction or one thousand five hundred dollars' ($1,500.00) value per annum to him/her, to his/her spouse, to a dependent child in his/her custody or to any business with which he/she is associated unless the transaction is made pursuant to an award on a contract let or sale made after public notice and in the case of property other than real property, competitive bidding, provided that the bid or offer accepted is the lowest received.
4. 
Perform any services during the time of his/her office or employment for any consideration from any person, firm or corporation, other than the compensation provided for the performance of his/her official duties, by which service he/she attempts to influence a decision of any agency of the City in which he/she is an officer or employee or over which he/she has supervisory power.
5. 
Perform any service for consideration, during one (1) year after termination of his/her office or employment, by which performance he/she attempts to influence a decision of any agency of the City in which he/she was an officer or employee or over which he/she had supervisory power, except that this provision shall not be construed to prohibit any person from performing such service and receiving compensation therefor, in any adversary proceeding or in the preparation or filing of any public document.
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Perform any service for any consideration for any person, firm or corporation, after termination of his/her office or employment in relation to any case, decision, proceeding or application with respect to which he/she was directly concerned or in which he/she personally participated during the period of his/her service or employment.