City of Minneapolis Enterprise Policy Coversheet

Ethics in Government



Applies To

X City Council Departments

X Boards and Commissions

X Other: Describe: Elected and Appointed Officials, Volunteers


This comprehensive code of ethics provides an ethical guide and specific rules that reflect the ethical values of our city. It is both inspirational and a basis for disciplinary action.

The code of ethics is designed to promote high ethical standards and conduct, and to foster a healthy ethical culture throughout city government. It is a touchstone for all who work with and for the city to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities to the people of Minneapolis.


03 / 21 / 2003: Council Approval Date

03 / 29 / 2003: Effective Date

04 / 24 / 2009: Last Revised Date

Key Words

[code of ethics; conflicts of interest; gifts; outside employment; city property; nepotism]


Policy Document

Procedures and Forms

Related Policies

Administering Department

City Attorneys Office
Susan L. Segal, City Attorney


Susan Trammell, Assistant City Attorney, Mpls, MN; (612) 673-3230;

Last updated Feb 21, 2012