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Docket No. 21-475
 
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A Request for an Advisory Opinion, submitted by Haley M. Delery, regarding whether the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics ("Code") would prohibit her from providing landscape architectural services to ILSI Engineering while employed by the City of New Orleans Capital Projects Administration.
Facts:
Ms. Delery currently serves as a senior city planner with the City of New Orleans City Planning Commission ("Commission"). In that position, her responsibilities and duties include: administrative, professional, and technical work in overseeing major planning functions or projects that include research, analysis, development, presentation, or interpretation of concepts and data pertaining to planning and implementation of plans planning surveys; and related work as required. She would like to perform outside consulting work while remaining employed by the Commission. Specifically, she would like to provide landscape architectural services for ILSI Engineering, who is in the process of submitting an RFQ (Request for Qualifications) to the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works ("DPW"). ILSI does not have any contractual, business, or financial relationships with the Commission.
Law:
La. R.S. 42:1111(C)(1)(a) prohibits a public servant from receiving any thing of economic value for any service, the subject matter of which is devoted substantially to the responsibilities, programs, or operations of the agency of the public servant and in which the public servant has participated.
La. R.S. 42:1111(C)(2)(d) provides that no public servant and no legal entity in which the public servant exercises control or owns an interest in excess of twenty-five percent, shall receive any thing of economic value for or in consideration of services rendered, or to be rendered, to or for any person during his public service unless such services are: (d) Neither performed for nor compensated by any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person has or is seeking to obtain contractual or other business or financial relationships with the public servant's agency; conducts operations or activities which are regulated by the public employee's agency; or has substantial economic interests which may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the public employee's official duty.
La. R.S. 42:1115(A)(1) prohibits a public servant from soliciting or accepting, directly or indirectly, any thing of economic value as a gift or gratuity from any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person has or is seeking to have a contractual, business, or financial relationship with the public servant's agency.
La. R.S. 42:1115(A)(2) prohibits a public servant from soliciting or accepting, directly or indirectly, any thing of economic value as a gift or gratuity from any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person is seeking, for compensation, to influence the passage or defeat of legislation by the public servant's agency.
La. R.S. 42:1115(B)(1) prohibits a public employee from soliciting or accepting, directly or indirectly, any thing of economic value as a gift or gratuity from any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person conducts operations or activities that are regulated by the public employees' agency.
La. R.S. 42:1115(B)(2) prohibits a public employee from soliciting or accepting, directly or indirectly, any thing of economic value as a gift or gratuity from any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public servant knows or reasonably should know that such person has a substantial economic interest which may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the public employee's office duty.
Recommendations:
Adopt the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: LaToya Jordan
 
 
ATTACHMENTS:
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2021-475 - Advisory Opinion Request Haley Delery
2021-07-21 Advisory Opinion.draft.v1 (Docket No. 2021-475)