Fostering integrity at city hall is a vital task. The strength of democracy stems from the consent of the governed. In order for municipal officials to maintain credibility and preserve the public’s faith in municipal institutions, it is critical that public servants exercise discretion with care and conduct business in a manner that is not only legal but also ethical. Beyond each person’s individual belief system and each community’s shared sense of values, there are also ethics regulations codified in state law and in many municipal ordinances. TexasEthics.com is provided as an educational tool – a database granting easy access to city officials looking to improve how city business is done. The website is operated and funded by the Bojorquez Law Firm, PC., with oversight and editorial guidance from the Texas Center for Municipal Ethics™.