§ 4. Restrictions upon Members of the Council  


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  • No member of the City Council shall hold any other public office, or hold any office or employment, compensation for which is paid out of public moneys, except membership on the Board of Appraisement; nor be elected or appointed to any office created by, or the compensation of which was increased or fixed by the City Council while he was a member thereof, until after the expiration of at least one year after he has ceased to be a member of the City Council. Nor shall any member of the City Council, or any officer of the City of Houston, be pecuniarily interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract let by the city, or in any work done by the city, or in any matter wherein the rights or liabilities of the City of Houston are or may be involved.

    In the event such officer of the City of Houston shall become interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract or work, purchase or sale made by the City of Houston, then the said contract or work, purchase or sale, shall be null and void and shall be discontinued, and new arrangements shall be entered into as in case of the incipiency of the contract of work, purchase or sale. (Added by amendment August 15, 1942)