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ORDINANCE NO. 2783 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ANAHEIM AMENDING <br />TITLE 1, CHAPTER 1.01 OF THE ANAHEIM MUNICIPAL <br />CODE BY ADDING THERETO SECTION 1.01.400, <br />RELATING TO A CODE OF ETHICS. <br />WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Anaheim, in <br />its desire to promote fair play and protect the best interests <br />of its citizens, does desire to adopt a code of ethics for public <br />officers and employees; and <br />WHEREAS, the State of California in Executive Order <br />66-2, dated February 15, 1966, adopted a Code of Ethical Standards <br />for the Executive Department, and subsequently thereto several <br />cities in the State of California have adopted such code of <br />ethics. <br />NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />ANAHEIM DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br />SECTION 1. <br />That Title I, Chapter 1.01 of the Anaheim Municipal <br />Code be, and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto <br />Section 1.01.400 reading as follows: <br />"SECTION 1.01.400 CODE OF ETHICS FOR PUBLIC <br />OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES. <br />"(a) DECLARATION OF POLICY. <br />"The proper operation of municipal government requires that <br />public officials and employees be independent, impartial <br />and responsible to the people, that governmental decisions <br />and policy be made in the proper channels of the govern- <br />mental structure, and that public office not be used for <br />personal gain. <br />"(b) RESPONSIBILITIES OF PUBLIC OFFICE. <br />"Public officials are all elective officials of the City and <br />the members of all official boards, commissions, and committees <br />of the City. <br />"Public officials and employees are bound to uphold the <br />Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the <br />State of California and to carry out the laws of the nation, <br />state and municipality. Public officials and employees are <br />bound to observe in their official acts the highest standards <br />of morality and to discharge faithfully the duties of their <br />offices regardless of personal considerations, recognizing <br />that the public interests must be their primary concern, that <br />conduct in both their official and private affairs should be <br />above reproach. <br />"(c) DEDICATED SERVICE. <br />"Public officials and employees should not exceed their <br />authority or breach the law or ask others to do so and they <br />should work in full cooperation with other public officials <br />and employees unless prohibited from so doing by law or <br />officially recognized confidentiality of their work. <br />-1- <br />