Q The mayor’s nephew was employed by the city prior to the mayor’s election. Now may the nephew be promoted to Permits and Buildings Code Inspector/Lagoon Operator, or would that violate the nepotism statute?

A The promotion of the nephew of the mayor to the position of Permits and Buildings Code Inspector/Lagoon Operator would not violate Section 25-1-53 as such position does not fall within the five prohibited positions listed. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Blackmon, August 30, 2019)