Council as a whole has the obligation to uphold the Code of Conduct. It holds all of Council at a high professional standard. The standard was developed by our citizens for us to meet.
Our citizens deserve this high standard of professional conduct and care by its elected officials – in its relationship to each other, our citizens and our staff.
If we fail to achieve this high standard consistently, we put the organization at risk on two fronts: reputational and economic/financial risk. We further impact directly on our own staff who witness these interactions which impacts on their morale and productivity, which in turn, impacts on Council, the community and our economic base.
Let’s stop this negative individual behavior and get on with leading the municipality to achieve excellence and prosperity.
In my humble opinion as Mayor and a citizen of this fine city.