On June 4, 2013 the DeSoto City Council voted to approve the Code of Conduct Ordinance and the Guide for DeSoto Public Officials. The Code of Conduct Ordinance serves as the Ethics Policy, applicable to all elected and appointed officials. The Guide for DeSoto Public Officials contains the same information as the Ordinance, but offers definitions, clarifications, and examples of the concepts in the Ordinance.
It is City policy to offer an overview of the Ordinance and Guide to all elected and appointed officials at the first City Council, board, or commission meeting of each calendar year.
All Elected and Appointed Officials of the City of DeSoto are required to participate in Ethics Training on an annual basis. Officials who were unable to attend the January 25, 2016 training in person are encourage to view this video and the PowerPoint presentation below.