Conflicts of Interest
Conflicts Disclosure - Forms CIQ/CIS
Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (CIQ)
The Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (CIQ) form requires disclosure of certain business and gift giving relationships, if any, that individuals or businesses may have with local government officials as defined in Chapter 176.001(1-a) of the Local Government Code. This form must be filed with the City Secretary not later than the 7th business day after the date that the person becomes aware of the facts that require the statement to be filed. A person commits an offense if the person knowingly violates Section 176.006, Local Government Code. An offense under this section is a Class C Misdemeanor. Click here to view and download Form CIQ.
Conflicts Disclosure Statement (CIS)
Chapter 176 of the Local Government Code requires a Conflicts Disclosure Statement (CIS) to be filed with the City Secretary when a local government officer becomes aware of facts that require the officer to file this statement as defined in Chapter 176, Local Government Code (see link above). A local government officer commits an offense if the officer knowingly violates Section 176.003, Local Government Code. An offense under this section is a Class C Misdemeanor. Click here to view and download Form CIS.
Should you determine that you are required to file a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire, please file it electronically by sending it by e-mail to the City Secretary at CitySec@galvestontx.gov....
Local Government Code 171
Local Government Code Chapter 171 requires City officials to disclose certain interests in a business entity or real property stating the extent of the interest. If the threshold requirements are met, the official must file an affidavit and must abstain from further participation in the matter. Section 171.004(b) stipulates the completed forms must be filed with the official records administrator (Office of the City Secretary, City of Galveston) of the governmental entity. For copies of forms submitted by City Officials, please submit an open records request.
Compliance is the responsibility of each vendor and officer who is subject to the requirements of Chapter 171 and Chapter 176, Local Government Code. Should you have questions concerning this matter, please consult your own legal counsel