PUBLIC IMAGE AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
I recognise that Councillors play a key role, both individually and collectively, in maintaining a positive public image and in preserving public confidence in the Council.
I will: a) use my best endeavours to build and maintain sound and productive working relationships with fellow Councillors (b) refrain
from actions that may damage the image of the Council and my Councillor colleagues (c) ensure that my communications do not contain remarks of a personal, derogatory, insulting or offensive nature directed at current and former Councillors or Council staff. (Communication mediums include but
are not limited to verbal, letters, faxes, emails, SMS messages, and any social media (d) ensure that any comments I make on social media are clearly identified as personal opinions that do not necessarily reflect the views of the Council (e) ensure that a any media statements are factual and devoid of comments that could reasonably be construed as being derogatory, offensive or insulting to any person
and that such comments are clearly identified as personal opinions that do not necessarily reflect the views of Council. No views or positions are to be attributed to other Councillors without their express consent (f) provide the Mayor, CEO and Manager Community Relations and Marketing with a copy of all material that I provide to media outlets (i.e. daily newspapers, Manningham circulation newspapers and electronic/online services) within 24 hours of doing so; and (g) conduct myself in public forums respectfully and with appropriate decorum.