1. No member shall compel staff to engage in partisan political activities or be subjected to threats or discrimination for refusing to engage in such activities.
  2. No member shall use, or attempt to use, their authority for the purpose of intimidating, threatening, coercing, commanding, or influencing any staff member with the intent of interfering in staff’s duties, including the duty to disclose improper activity.
  3. Members shall be respectful of the role of staff to advise based on political neutrality and objectivity and without undue influence from any individual member or faction of the Council.
  4. No member shall maliciously or falsely impugn or injure the professional or ethical reputation or the prospects or practice of staff and all members shall show respect for the professional capacities of the staff of the City.