ETHICS IN LOCAL
While Michigan has several statutes
governing the various aspects of ethics in government at both the state and
local levels, local government entities may, by ordinance, establish and enforce
ethics regulations for local public officials and public employees to the extent
provided by law and/or charter.
This webpage is designed to assist
municipalities of all types in designing and implementing an ethics that best
fits their needs and resources.
This office has developed this model
ordinance language as a means of assisting local officials in drafting an ethics
ordinance for their local unit of government. While the adoption of such an
ordinance is not required by state law, the information contained on this site
is designed for local officials to adopt an ethics ordinance.
THE GOVERNING BODY OF EACH
GOVERNMENTAL UNIT SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF ITS LEGAL COUNSEL WHEN DRAFTING ITS