Chapter 2.38


2.38.010    Post-employment lobbying.

2.38.020    Exemptions.

2.38.010 Post-employment lobbying.

A. “Designated employees and officials” for purposes of this chapter are as follows:

1. “City employee” includes, whether fulfilling duties as a city employee or as an independent contractor, the city department heads, police chief, assistant to the city manager, city clerk, deputy city clerk, building official, city engineer, administrative analyst, planner, and other positions designated by resolution of the city council.

2. “City official” includes each member of the city council, planning commission, parklands committee, and traffic safety committee. City official also includes the city manager, city treasurer, city attorney, and deputy or assistant city attorney.

B. Designated employees and officials shall not, for a period of two years after leaving that office or employment, act as agent or attorney for, or otherwise represent, for compensation, any other person, by making any formal or informal appearance before, or by making any oral or written communication to, the city council or any committee, subcommittee, board, commission, or present member thereof, or any officer or employee of the city, if the appearance or communication is made for the purpose of influencing administrative or legislative action, or influencing any action or proceeding involving the issuance, amendment, awarding, or revocation of a permit, license, grant, or contract, or the sale or purchase of goods or property. (Ord. 713 § 1, 2015)

2.38.020 Exemptions.

The prohibitions contained in PVEMC 2.38.010 do not apply as follows:

A. To appearances or communications by former city employees or city officials concerning matters of a personal or individual nature, such as obtaining a business license or making an application for planning approvals for their own property;

B. To prevent a former city employee or city official from making or providing a statement based upon the former city employee’s or city official’s own special knowledge in the particular area that is the subject of the statement; provided, that no compensation is thereby received other than that regularly provided for by law or regulation for witnesses; or

C. To prevent a former city employee or city official from giving a testimony under oath, or from making statements required to be made under penalty of perjury. (Ord. 713 § 1, 2015)