The Code of Ethics defines a gift as any gift having a value of $75 or more in any 12 month consecutive period from the same individual or entity.
A “gift” or “financial benefit” includes any money, service, license, permit, contract, authorization, loan, travel, entertainment, hospitality, or any promise thereof or any other gratuity or promise thereof or anything of value.
A “gift” and “financial benefit” does not include campaign contributions authorized by law.
Items or services excluded by the local law including under Section 6 F. (2), include the following:
- Gifts from family members, members of the same household or friends;
- Complimentary attendance, including food and beverages at a charitable or political event;
- County approved reimbursement for travel, meals and accommodations for food or beverages valued at fifteen dollars or less;
- Payment for attendance by any for-profit, non-profit association or organization whereby the county officer or employee receives professional training or assistance directly related to their position or duties;
Awards and plaques;
Goods, services or discounts offered to the general public