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File #: ID#20-825    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Individual Consideration
File created: 11/18/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/2/2020 Final action:
Title: Hold discussion on Ethics Review Commission Recommendation Resolution 2020-3, recommending amendments to the San Marcos Code of Ethics that would: require ethics complaints to be sworn before a notary public; require notice to be given to individuals who file ethics complaints regarding potential consequences of filing groundless complaints; prohibit the filing of an ethics complaint regarding any violation alleged to have occurred more than six months prior to the filing date; require city officials and employees to cooperate with the Ethics Review Commission during hearings on ethics complaints by testifying and producing documents; prohibit retaliation in the form of adverse personnel action against City employees who file ethics complaints in good faith or who testify or produce documents during ethics complaint hearings; prohibit city officials or employees from using their positions to threaten or intimidate a city employee to discourage the employee from filing an ethics complai...
Attachments: 1. ERC Resolution 2020-3 - Whistleblower Protection, Ethics Complaint and Hearing Process Amendments (highlighted)
AGENDA CAPTION:
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Hold discussion on Ethics Review Commission Recommendation Resolution 2020-3, recommending amendments to the San Marcos Code of Ethics that would: require ethics complaints to be sworn before a notary public; require notice to be given to individuals who file ethics complaints regarding potential consequences of filing groundless complaints; prohibit the filing of an ethics complaint regarding any violation alleged to have occurred more than six months prior to the filing date; require city officials and employees to cooperate with the Ethics Review Commission during hearings on ethics complaints by testifying and producing documents; prohibit retaliation in the form of adverse personnel action against City employees who file ethics complaints in good faith or who testify or produce documents during ethics complaint hearings; prohibit city officials or employees from using their positions to threaten or intimidate a city employee to discourage the employee from filing an ethics complaint or cooperating in an ethics complaint hearing, and provide direction to Staff.
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Meeting date: December 2, 2020

Department: Convention and Visitor Bureau

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