Can an elected official accept gifts? Under what circumstances must a council person not vote? Do they have to report all income?
Such pervasive questions were brought to the forefront April 2 during an ethics training session at Lancaster City Hall.
Cathy Hazelwood, general counsel for the S.C. State Ethics Commission, led the session, which was geared toward City Council members and city department heads.
Hazelwood talked early on about potential family conflicts for council members.