Declaration of Policy and Purpose
The proper operation of government of the Town of Glastonbury requires that public Officials and public Employees be impartial, responsible to the people and not have interests that would be incompatible with the proper discharge of their official responsibilities or tend to impair their independence of judgment or action in the performance of their official duties and responsibilities; that governmental decisions and policies be made in the proper channels of governmental structure and free from undue influence; that governmental office and employment not be improperly used for personal gain; that government Officials and Employees strive to avoid even the appearance of impropriety; and that the public has confidence in the integrity of its government. The purpose of this Code of Ethics is to maintain and enhance a tradition of responsible and effective public service by setting forth standards of ethical conduct to guide Officials and Employees in the conduct of their public responsibilities. This Code of Ethics also sets forth ethical standards for Consultants who are in a position to influence the decisions of Town Agencies, Officials or Employees, and establishes an Ethics Commission to determine the applicability of the Code to specific situations and to issue advisory opinions and memoranda of decision with respect to the conduct of Officials, Employees and Consultants under the Code.
This Code of Ethics is established pursuant to Section 1101 of the Charter of the Town of Glastonbury and Connecticut General Statutes Subsection 7-148h.