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10-02 08/20/10 Outside Employment A full-time City official must receive prior written approval for outside earned income from the official's general manager and, if the source of income is a restricted source, from the Ethics Commission. City employees may not engage in outside employment during hours for which they are paid to engage in City business, and they may not use their City positions or confidential City information for private gain. Drischler LAMC §§ 49.5.2, 49.5.3, 49.5.5(A), 49.5.5(C), 49.5.9(B).

10-01 06/17/10 Post-City Employment Former City officials are subject to a time-based restriction on lobbying the City, as well as a permanent ban on lobbying the City in matters in which they were personally and substantially involved. Former City officials are also prohibited from using or disclosing any confidential information acquired during City service for personal gain. Jackson LAMC §§ 48.02, 49.5.11, 49.5.2, 49.5.3.

09-06 12/18/09 Outside Employment Full-time City officials may not accept outside earned income if receipt of that income would be inconsistent, incompatible, or in conflict with or inimical to the City official's official duties, functions, or responsibilities. City employees may not engage in outside employment during hours for which they are paid to engage in City business and may not use their City positions or confidential City information for private gain. Although outside income from a government agency may not be restricted by the GEO, it could create appearance issues that require a City official to refrain from participating in matters involving the outside employer. The City Attorney's office should be consulted before participating in such matters. Daniels Cal. Gov't Code § 82030(b)(2).

LACC § 222.

LAMC §§ 49.5.2, 49.5.3, 49.5.5, 49.5.9.

09-05 10/23/09 Post-City Employment Former City officials are subject to a time-based restriction on lobbying the City, as well as a permanent ban on lobbying the City in matters in which they were personally and substantially involved. Former City officials are also prohibited from disclosing any confidential information acquired during City service for personal gain. Benbow LAMC §§ 48.02, 49.5.11, 49.5.2, 49.5.3.

09-04 09/18/09 Post-City Employment Former City officials are subject to a time-based restriction on lobbying the City, as well as a permanent ban on lobbying the City (and assisting others in lobbying) regarding matters in which they were personally and substantially involved. Former City officials are also prohibited from disclosing any confidential information acquired during City service for personal gain. Tonsich Cal. Gov't Code § 81000 et seq..

LAMC §§ 48.02, 49.5.11, 49.5.2, 49.5.3, 49.5.6, 49.5.7.

09-03 03/25/09 Post-City Employment Former City officials are subject to a time-based restriction on lobbying the City, as well as a permanent ban on lobbying the City in matters in which they were personally and substantially involved. Former City officials are also prohibited from disclosing any confidential information acquired during City service for personal gain. Gonzalez LAMC §§ 48.02, 49.5.11, 49.5.2, 49.5.3, 49.5.6, 49.5.7.

09-02 02/12/09 Gifts from Lobbying Firm A lobbying firm may not give a gift of any value for a City official for whom the lobbying firm is a restricted source. However, informational materials that are exclusively for official use and are valued at less than $250 are not considered gifts. Psomas (Miller) 2 Cal. Code of Regs. § 18942.1.

Cal. Gov't Code § 82028.

LAMC §§ 49.5.10(A), 49.5.2, 49.5.6, 49.5.7.

09-01 02/10/09 Post-City Employment Former City officials are subject to a time-based restriction on lobbying the City, as well as a permanent ban on lobbying the City in matters in which they were personally and substantially involved. Former City officials are also prohibited from disclosing any confidential information acquired during City service for personal gain. Jones LAMC §§ 48.02, 49.5.11, 49.5.2, 49.5.3, 49.5.6, 49.5.7.

08-10 11/04/08 Gifts of Travel Under City law, a City official may accept payments for travel expenses, as long as the source is not a restricted source, which could include a lobbying entity, and the payments are not intended to influence an official act. State law does not prohibit or limit a City official's ability to accept payments for travel expenses (including transportation, lodging, and subsistence) from a 501(c)(3) organization, as long as the travel is reasonably related to a legislative or governmental purpose or to an issue of state, national, or international public policy. However, the gift must be disclosed on the official's next statement of economic interests. Barry 2 Cal. Code of Regs. §§ 18940.2, 18950.2.

Cal. Gov't Code §§ 89503(a), 89506.

LAMC §§ 49.5.10, 49.5.2.

08-09 10/31/08 Lobbyist Registration Land use consultants compensated to advocacte for clients in administrative settings and at public hearings must register as a lobbyist if, in a three-month period, the consultant engages in 30 or more hours of lobbying activity that includes at least one direct communication with a City official. Bradley LAMC §§ 48.01(B)(2), 48.02.

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