Posts Tagged ‘conflict of interest’

Excusing Board Members from Voting on the Budget

Monday, June 19th, 2017

North Carolina city and county governing board members have a duty to vote. The general voting statutes, G.S. 153A-44 (counties) and G.S. 160A-75 (cities), allow members to be excused from voting on matters involving their “own financial interest.” What if the annual budget contains provisions that affect a board member’s financial interest? Is the member […]

The North Carolina Criminal Self-Dealing Statute (G.S. 14-234): Five Things You Should Know

Friday, June 26th, 2015

In North Carolina, it is a crime for certain public officials and employees to contract with the units of government they work for or represent. G.S. 14-234 makes it a misdemeanor for a government official or employee who is involved in making or administering a contract to derive a direct benefit from that contract. The […]