Chapter 3.40


3.40.010    Adoption of conflict of interest codes.

3.40.020    Incompatible activities.

3.40.010 Adoption of conflict of interest codes.

Each department shall adopt a conflict of interest code in accordance with the Political Reform Act of 1974, which shall designate those persons who make, participate in making, or use their official position to influence a governmental decision within the meaning of the Act (see Title 2, California Code of Regulations, Section 18700). [Ord. 5298 § 10, 2019; Ord. 2398, 1977; prior code § 4.45.010].

3.40.020 Incompatible activities.

(A)    A County officer or employee shall not engage in any employment, activity or enterprise for compensation, which is inconsistent, incompatible, in conflict with or inimical to their duties or the functions or responsibilities of their appointing power or the County. An officer or employee shall not perform any work, service or counsel for compensation outside of their County employment where any part of their efforts will be subject to approval by any other officer, employee, board or Commission of the County.

(B)    Each appointing power may determine, subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors, those outside activities which, for employees under its jurisdiction, are inconsistent with, incompatible to or in conflict with their duties as County officers or employees in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 1126 of the Government Code.

(C)    The Board may adopt personnel rules governing the application of this section. Such rules shall include provision for notice to employees of the determination of prohibited activities, of disciplinary action to be taken against employees for engaging in prohibited activities, and for appeal by employees from such a determination and from its application to an employee. [Ord. 5298 § 10, 2019; Ord. 3620 § 28, 1985; Ord. 2398, 1977; prior code § 4.45.020].