Code of Ethics & Conduct

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Summary of the “Code of Ethics and Conduct for Elected and Appointed Officials”

The citizens and those doing business in and with the City of El Cajon are entitled to fair, ethical, and accountable local government. It is imperative that the City’s Officials adhere to the following principles:

Stewardship of Public Interest

Elected and Appointed Officials recognize that their stewardship of the public interest must be their primary concern. Officials shall work for the common good of the people of El Cajon and not for any private or personal interest, continually guiding the City to its greatest potential. Officials shall assure fair and equal treatment of all persons and transactions.

Above Reproach

The professional and personal conduct of Elected and Appointed Officials must be above reproach, with respect to duties with the City, professionally, and personally. Officials should avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Officials shall refrain from abusive conduct, personal charges, or verbal attacks upon the character or motives of other Officials and the public.

Honor, Integrity, and Wisdom

Elected and Appointed Officials shall comply with both the letter and spirit of the laws; they are independent, impartial, and strive to be fair in their judgment; they conduct public deliberations and processes openly, unless required by law to be confidential, in an atmosphere of respect and civility; and they represent the City with honor, integrity, and wisdom.

For full “Code of Ethics and Conduct for Elected and Appointed Officials,” click here.

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