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1996 Wis Eth Bd 09 - LOCAL CODE - DISQUALIFICATION

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The Ethics Board advises that §19.59, Wisconsin Statutes, does not bar a
local government official (1) from acting in a matter concerning another body
politic with which the official is associated or (2) from acting in a matter that
could affect the financial interests of an organization to whose board of
directors the local governmental unit has appointed the official pursuant to
statute, ordinance, or resolution to represent the interests of the local
government.

A local government official may not simultaneously be an officer or director of
a private organization (in a capacity other than as a representative of the
local governmental unit’s interests) and (a) take official action substantially
affecting the organization or (b) use his or her public office to produce a
substantial benefit for the organization. OEB 96-9 (July 31, 1996)