When sworn in for #Council in #stalbert this is “the Oath” #goodtoknow

Council Members of the City of St. Albert shall:

1. Commit to ethical, businesslike and lawful conduct,

including proper use of authority and appropriate

decorum when acting as Council members;

2. Represent, as a primary obligation superseding all other

interests, the best interests of the community of St. Albert;

3. Serve in a liaison role when appointed as members of

committees or boards;

4. Avoid conflict of interest, by refraining from self-dealing

or any conduct of private business or personal services

between any Council member and the corporation,

except as provided by the Municipal Government Act;

5. Not use their positions to obtain employment with the

corporation for themselves, family members or close


6. Disclose their affiliations or interest with an organization

that may affect their decision making on matters before

Council regarding that organization;

7. Not attempt to exercise individual authority over

the corporation;

8. Recognize, when interacting with the Chief Administrative

Officer or with staff, the lack of authority vested in

individuals except when explicitly Council-authorized;

9. Recognize, when interacting with the public, press or other

entities, the same limitation and the inability of any Council

member to speak for the Council except to repeat explicitly

stated Council decisions;

10. Direct any comments on staff performance to the Chief

Administrative Officer;

11. Avoid public comment on staff performance;


12. Respect the confidentiality of issues that are determined

by policy of Council to be confidential, including but

not limited to matters of a deliberative nature.



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