A city council member who is a retired city employee and who receives health
insurance paid for by the city, should not participate in consideration of the
terms or award of such contracts.
A city council member whose child participates in the city’s health insurance
program, and who either provides more than one-half of the official’s support
or receives more than one-half of his or her support from the official, should
not participate in consideration the terms or award of such contracts.
A city council member, disqualified from voting on the health insurance
contracts themselves may nevertheless vote on the city’s budget as a whole as
long as the member’s personal stake in the budget is indirect and attenuated
and the member does not participate in discussions or votes on any
amendment to the budget affecting such member’s health insurance.
OEB 96-10 (July 31, 1996)