MEMORANDUM†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 140††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 08 February 2017

Our Reference††††††††† 17/7

TO:††††††††††††††††††††† Chair and Members

Petone Community Board

FROM:††††††††††††††† Kate† Glanville

DATE:††††††††††††††† 13 January 2017

SUBJECT:†††††††††† Hutt City Council's Elected Members' Code of Conduct

 

Recommendation

That the Board agrees to adopt the Code of Conduct for Elected Members for the 2016-2019 triennium, attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

 

Background

1.†††††† All Councils are required to adopt a Code of Conduct for members under clause 15 of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002.

 

2.†††††† The Code of Conduct provides guidance on the standards of behaviour that are expected from the elected members of Council.

 

3.†††††† The Controller and Auditor-General recommend that a Council reviews its Code of Conduct as soon as practicable after the beginning of each triennium.

 

4.†††††† Previously Councilís Code of Conduct was based on a model code produced by Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) in 2001.

 

5.†††††† LGNZ produced a new model Code of Conduct in 2016 which includes a new process for investigating and assessing complaints, simplification of roles and responsibilities section, guidance on penalties and sanctions, clarification that complaints can only be made by members and the Chief Executive and, in general, a more empowering and less prescriptive approach.

 

6.†††††† At its meeting on 15 December 2016, Council adopted the Code of Conduct based on LGNZís new model, attached as Appendix 1 to the report.

 

 

 

Appendices

No.

Title

Page

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HCC Code of Conduct 2016-2019

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Author: Kate† Glanville

Senior Committee Advisor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reviewed By: Kathryn Stannard

Divisional Manager, Secretariat Services

 

 

 

Approved By: Joycelyn Raffills

General Manager, Governance and Regulatory