This Code of Ethics ("Code") is reconfirmed and reestablished for the Port of Seattle, ("Port") a special purpose entity serving and accountable to the residents of King County. The Code is intended to provide guidance in the event of conflicts between a commissioner's personal or professional interests and the interests of the port. It is not to be interpreted as comprehensive in scope addressing every perceived conflict or issue; rather, it should be viewed as a framework which commissioners and the public can apply to particular circumstances. Commissioners are elected officials entrusted with public confidence.
It is assumed and expected that a commissioner will act in accordance with applicable law and with integrity, and will strive to avoid any appearance of impropriety in the conduct of his/her office. Ultimately, ethics for port commissioners are a matter of personal honesty, common sense and good judgment. Neither this, nor any other code, can be an adequate substitute for those attributes.