key principles that underline the rules in this Code of Conduct are as
of Council shall serve and be seen to serve their constituents in a
conscientious and diligent manner.
This underscores that Members’ carry out their official
City activities in a way that will foster and enhance respect for government
and above all, demonstrate respect for members of the public.
of Council should be committed to performing their functions with integrity and
public officials, Members of Council recognize the public’s right to
reasonable access to information in relation to how decisions are made. This
right of access includes the right of the public to receive complete and
understandable information which must be balanced against the requirement to
protect the legitimate interests of the City and the respect for approved
policies of the City.
of Council shall perform official duties and arrange their public affairs in a
manner that promotes public confidence and respect and will bear close public