City of Albuquerque
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File #: O-19-56   
Type: Ordinance Status: In Council - Final Action
File created: 4/1/2019 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: C/S Amending Article XII, Sections 2, 3, 5, And 8 Of The City Charter, And Amending Article XIII, Section 4, Of The City Charter (Pe?a, Harris, Sanchez, Borrego)
Attachments: 1. O-56, 2. O-56 Approved Committee Substitute.pdf
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY THIRD COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. C/S O-19-56 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________
SPONSORED BY: Pe?a, Harris, Sanchez, Borrego

ORDINANCE
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C/S Amending Article XII, Sections 2, 3, 5, And 8 Of The City Charter, And Amending Article XIII, Section 4, Of The City Charter (Pe?a, Harris, Sanchez, Borrego)
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WHEREAS, in 1975 the City of Albuquerque adopted the Code of Ethics, which has been amended on various occasions since that time; and
WHEREAS, the City wishes to provide transparency for its residents and accountability for its Officials; and
WHEREAS, the proper operation of democratic government requires that Candidates, elected Officials, employees and volunteers of local governments be independent, impartial and accountable to the people and that the public have confidence in the integrity of its government; and
WHEREAS, a clear and comprehensive Code of Ethics will establish guidelines for ethical standards of conduct for all Candidates, elected Officials, employees, and volunteers;
WHEREAS, recent amendments to the Election Code changed reporting requirements for elected Officials, and additional sections of the Election require changes to correspond with those amendments; and
WHEREAS, Article XII, Section 12, and Article XIII, Section 12 allow the Council to amend the Code of Ethics and the Election Code by ordinance adopted by a majority plus two of the entire membership of the Council voting in favor of such amendments.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
SECTION 1. Article XII, Section 2 of the Charter of the City of Albuquerque is hereby amended as follows:

"Section 2. DEFINITIONS.
(f) "Direct Interest", "Private Interest" or "Private Financial Interest" means an interest concerning; (1) a partnership, limited liability partnership, limited liability company [, corporation, or any other for-profit entity] in which an Official [has invested cap...

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