TO: MAYOR WYTHE AND CITY COUNCIL
FROM: JO JOHNSON, MMC, CITY CLERK
DATE: MARCH 17, 2014
SUBJECT: ENACTING A TIME LIMIT FOR ETHICS CODE COMPLAINTS
Upon review of the Board of Ethics provisions I discovered there was no time limit for filing a complaint of a violation of the City’s Ethics Code. The current code leaves a retired city official or city manager in a perpetual state of uncertainty. The more time that passes after an individual held office diminishes the benefit of enforcing the ethics code.
The State of Alaska has a five-year limitation from the date of the potential violation to file a complaint of a violation of the Ethics Code. It is recommended the City of Homer enact a time limit for filing an ethics complaint that is consistent with the State‘s provision.
Adopt Ordinance 14-14 to set a time limit for filing a complaint of a violation of the Ethics Code.