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2011-1332
Opinion Type
Advisory Opinion
Docket Number
2011-1332
Requesting Party
Bonnie Champagne
Parties Involved
Councilman Larry Rolling
Northshore Images In Stitches LLC
City of Covington
Decision Date
10/20/2011
Law
R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a)
R. S. 42:1112
R. S. 42:1102(8) and (15)
R.S. 1111C(2)(d)
R.S. 42:1115A(1)
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Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics prohibits a Covington Councilman, who has a 100% ownership interest in Northshore Images and Stitches LLC, from entering into transactions with the City of Covington or participating in matters in which his business would have a substantial economic interest. Further, the business of the councilman is not precluded from selling products with the city logo to employees of the city provided he employee uses his personal funds. Also, the councilman is precluded from providing compensated services to vendors who have contracts with the City.
Ethics Subject Matters
Prohibited Contracts
Prohibited Transactions
Participation
Prohibited Sources
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Rolling's agency (The City of Covington) then Councilman Rolling would be prohibited from
providing compensated services to such vendors.
Similarly, the prohibitions set out in Question 4, under Section 1 1 13A(1)(a) and 1112 of the Code
would also be applicable in such a situation.
This advisory opinion is based solely on the facts as set forth herein. Changes to the facts presented
may result in a different application of the provisions of the Code of Ethics. The Board issues no
opinion as to past conduct or laws other than Code of Governmental Ethics. If you have any
questions, please contact me at (225) 219 -5600 or (800) 842 -6630.
Sincerely,
LOUISIANA BOARD OF ETHICS
Brent E. Durham
For the Board