Board of Ethics

Meetings


  • 9:15 am
  • Third Wednesday of the month, every other month
  • Administrative Conference Room at City Hall

Board Of Ethics Members


  • Laurie Higginbotham, Chair
  • Tom Brewer, Vice Chair
  • Gerry Astorino
  • Matt Boucher
  • John Levy   
  • Ed Metcalf
  • Jessica Putonti
  • Dwight Haley, City Council Liaison

Code of Ethics


In 1998, the City Council enacted a Code of Ethics and established a Board of Ethics to manage its implementation. The Code of Ethics was not a response to ethical problems in the City of Lakeway. It was a response to a typical concern in any growing organization. The purpose in establishing controls and procedures is to assure expectations of ethical conduct are clearly understood and practiced. Under the guidance of the city attorney, the Board of Ethics approved a revision of the entire Code of Ethics, which was adopted by the City Council in August of 2013. The Code is reviewed and amended as necessary.

Code of Ethics Provisions

The Code of Ethics provides that it is unlawful and a violation of the Code to directly or indirectly knowingly give or provide gratuitous economic benefits, exceeding a total value of $ 50 per donor per calendar year, to any person elected, appointed, or employed to serve the City in any office or position. 

Individuals Subject to the Code of Ethics


Every person appointed, elected, employed (with the exception of seasonal employees) or contracted to serve the city in any office or position, and every person filing for election.

Individuals Affected by the Code of Ethics


  • Anyone who is conducting or attempting to conduct business of any nature with the City.
  • Anyone who stands to derive a material economic benefit, either directly or indirectly, from any transaction with the City.
  • Anyone who has, or maintains a position adverse to the City in any legal or administrative proceedings.

Complaint for a Violation of the Code of Ethics


To file a complaint for a violation of the Code of Ethics, please submit a signed complaint alleging a specific code violation, in writing, to the City Secretary.

Penalties for Violating the Code of Ethics


For employees, penalties may include reprimand,suspension, forfeiture of position, and possibly a fine.

For individuals and businesses, penalties may include a fine and/or criminal charges. The Board of Ethics may also recommend to the City Council that such a person or business be barred from future dealings with the City, either permanently or for a specified period of time.



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