CEO 76-106 -- June 17, 1976
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
CITY COMMISSIONER SELLING TO CITY
To: Dale W. DeRosia, C. P. A., Lake City
Prepared by: Gene Rhodes
Does a prohibited conflict of interest exist where a city regularly purchases small items from a local hardware store owned by a city commissioner?
Your question is answered in the affirmative.
You have advised us in your letter of inquiry that the city in question regularly purchases small items, ranging in price from $10 to $25, from a local hardware store owned by a city commissioner. This hardware store is the only reasonably accessible source for such items.
Please find enclosed a copy of CEO 76-31, the rationale of which is equally applicable to this inquiry. Your question is answered accordingly in the affirmative.