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3503 - Acceptance of Gifts
Acceptance of Gifts
It is very important that Layton City employees be fair and impartial in their business dealings with the public and that they serve all citizens equally. It is not enough to avoid favoritism. They should strive to avoid even the appearance of giving preference to one citizen or business over any other. To this end, City employees should not accept gifts from outside agencies which may be competing or applying for City business, permits, or development decisions. Accepting gifts not only gives the appearance of favoritism but may create an embarrassing and possibly unlawful position for the City. Items of small value such as calendars, pencils, etc. with advertising or logos are acceptable, but larger items such as clothing, equipment for personal use, etc. should be politely declined.
Amended, 12/9/1993, Previous Policy,
Minor Edit, 12/18/2003