Each year, the public officials, public employees and solicitor of the City file a statement of financial interest. Those in elected and appointed office and those in employment in service to the City always strive to act with the highest ethical standards. The city has adopted both a Code of Conduct Policy and a Conflict of Interest Policy.
Additionally, the Pennsylvania Ethics Act requires all elected officials and select public employees to file a statement of financial interest annually with the city. The Ethics Commission blue guide requires employees who are responsible for “taking or recommending official action of a nonministerial nature with regard to:
- contracting or procurement;
- administering or monitoring grants or subsidies;
- planning or zoning;
- inspecting, licensing, regulating or auditing any person; or
- any other activity where the official action has an economic impact of greater than a de minimis nature on the interests of any person” (excluding teachers, but including solicitors).