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5.33.070 Purchasing Goods, Services and Public Improvements from City Employees.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 181547, 183445, 185898, 187373 and 189878, effective March 4, 2020.)

A.  Purchasing from City Employees. The Chief Procurement Officer, City Official or City employee shall not make any Procurements from any City employee, or any business with which a City employee is associated, except as follows:

1.  When the purchase is expressly authorized by ordinance; or

2.  During a state of Emergency as provided by Chapters 15.04 and 15.08; and when approved in Writing by the Mayor, or the person performing the Mayor’s duties, under those Chapters.

B.  “Business with which a City employee is associated” means any business in which the City employee is a director, officer or owner.

C.  In any situation in which the Chief Procurement Officer believes that a purchase would cause an appearance of impropriety, regardless of whether the purchase is authorized by this or any other code provision, the Chief Procurement Officer may condition the proposed purchase on approval by Council.

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