Salinas City Charter – Conflict of Interest Penalties 1

Sec. 113. - Prohibitions against officers and employees. No officer or employee of the city shall be directly or indirectly interested in any contract, work or business, the consideration, price or profits of which are payable in whole or in part from the city treasury and are affected by any official act of said officer or employee; or in the sale of any article, the price or purchase of which by or for the city depends directly or indirectly upon the official act of such officer or employee. No officer or employee of the city shall be financially interested, directly or indirectly, in the granting of any city franchise, right, or privilege. Any officer or employee of the city violating the provisions of this section, shall forfeit his office or employment; and all contracts made, or rights, franchises or privileges granted, in violation of this section shall be void. [Amended by the electors of said city at the regular election held on June 2, 1981, and as filed with the Secretary of State on July 15, 1981.] Sec. 111. - Violation of charter and ordinances. The violation of any provision of this charter shall be deemed a misdemeanor. The violation of any provision of any ordinance of the city shall be deemed a misdemeanor, unless specifically declared by ordinance to be an infraction. Any person sentenced to imprisonment for a violation of a provision of this Charter, or of any ordinance, may be imprisoned in the City Jail, or in the County Jail of the county in which the City of Salinas is situated, in which case the expense of such imprisonment shall be a charge in favor of such county against the City of Salinas. [Amended by the electors of said city at the regular election held on November 2, 1976, and as filed with the Secretary of State on January 7, 1977.] Sec. 45. - Same—Duties. The City Attorney shall prosecute in behalf of the people, all criminal cases arising upon violations of this Charter and of the city ordinances, and shall attend to all suits, matters, and things in which the city may be legally interested; provided, the Council shall have control of all litigation and legal matters in which the city may be interested, and may employ other attorneys to take the entire charge thereof, or to assist the City Attorney therein, or to advise the Council upon any legal matter. The City Attorney shall be the legal advisor of all city officers, and shall give his advice or opinion in writing whenever requested by any city officer on city business. He shall approve the form of all bonds, contracts, or other instruments in writing in which the city is concerned; he shall either draft or approve the draft of all proposed ordinances for the city, except those proposed by initiative. [Ratified by the qualified electors of said city at the general election held on November 5, 1918. Approved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate concurring, in accordance with said Section Eight, Article XI, of the Constitution of California. Filed with Secretary of State January 24, 1919. Chap. 9, Statutes of 1919, page 1398.]

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