Ethics Issues

The Ethics Code covers the following issues:

  • Gratuities and gifts
  • Contract participation
  • Doing business with the city
  • Financial disclosure
  • Honoraria
  • Incompatible interests
  • Outside employment
  • Post-employment cooling-off period
  • Representing private interests before city agencies
  • Representing private interests in matters adverse to the City
  • Solicitations
  • Travel, meals, and refreshments
  • Tickets
  • Use of city property
  • Use of confidential information
  • Whistle-blowers

In addition, the Board of Ethics has limited jurisdiction over campaign-related issues. Public property may not be used to promote candidates running for city, county, state, or federal office.

The City of Atlanta does not have any laws governing campaign finance or lobbyists.  State law governs campaign contributions, campaign expenditures, lobbyist registration, lobbyist gift reports, and vendor gift reports.   

Code of Ethics

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