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2001 Wis Eth Bd 01 - LOCAL CODE -- DISQUALIFICATION; LOCAL CODE -- IMPROPER USE OF OFFICE

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The Ethics Board advises:

(1) that local governmental officials should not accept free or discounted
      admission to events at a facility owned by the local governmental unit;

(2) that, except as just stated, statutes administered by the Ethics Board
      are not an obstacle to the facility’s oversight authority using, for the
      conduct of official business, a conference room that looks out on events;

(3) that a local governmental official may not use the conference room for
      a non-governmental purpose unless the use of private rooms, or admission
      to private rooms, is for sale to the general public for the pertinent
      event, and then only under the same terms and conditions available to
      the public; and

(4) that statutes administered by the Ethics Board are not an obstacle to
      the local governmental unit’s making the conference room available to
      charitable organizations; however, a local governmental official should
      not use his or her position to arrange for use of the conference room by
      an organization of which the official is an officer, director, or authorized
      representative or agent. Because the room is a public facility, other laws
      may govern the room’s use.