COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 30th . Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals until further notice.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media channels

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Ethics Policy

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Ethics Code for Elected and Appointed Officials

On February 26, 2009, the Baytown City Council approved Ordinance No. 11,072 creating Code of Ethics for elected and appointed officials of the City. The City Council acknowledges that elected and appointed officials accept a public trust that requires them to faithfully and diligently fulfill their public responsibilities and work to further the public interest.

Additionally, the City Council recognizes that those individuals who serve as public servants must adhere to a higher ethical standard of conduct since the activities of government should benefit the community as a whole and should never benefit the individual interest of public decision makers.  Click here for full copy of the Ethics Code.

Ethics Issues

A person who believes that a violation of any portion of the Baytown Ethics Code may file a complaint with the Ethics Commission via its Assistant Secretary, the Baytown City Clerk, at 2401 Market Street, Baytown, Texas 77520.  Click here for the Ethics Complaint Sworn Affidavit.

Ethics Code Training and Education

The City of Baytown provides information and/or training materials regarding the ethics code to all new city officials and employees regulated by this code, which include the members of city council, city boards, municipal court judge, associate municipal court judges, the city manager, deputy city manager, assistant city manager, city clerk, deputy city clerk, city attorney, assistant city attorneys, all department directors, and assistant department directors.