Mission, BC—City of Mission Council adopted a new Code of Responsible Conduct at Monday night’s meeting. The Code of Responsible Code focuses on clarifying the steps in both the informal and formal complaint processes, specific do’s and don’ts, and allows for staff to report ethics concerns.
“The City of Mission is demonstrating leadership by having a Code of Responsible Conduct that is more enforceable and clear,” said Mayor Paul Horn. “It’s evident that communities across BC are struggling to enforce Council ethics, but I believe that this is a progressive step in that direction.”
Recent amendments to the Community Charter require that, within 6 months after its first regular Council meeting following a general election, a Council that has an existing Code, must decide whether it should be reviewed.
Council resolved to review its Code in November 2022. Council attended several meetings and participated in a workshop to complete the review with a consensus on making the code more simple and enforceable.
The revised Code of Responsible Conduct will be added to mission.ca shortly.
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