All Candidates Meeting tonight at 7 pm at the Union Bay Community Hall

Security has been hired to prevent Rick Bitten and Ted Haraldson from repeating their Oct. 19, 2016 stunt.

Check back tonight for the video of the meeting.

Responsible Conduct of Local Government Elected Officials

Click to access Response_Conduct_LGPaper%202017.pdf

I converted these few pages for those who don’t want to read the entire pdf file.

This excerpt from the last page in this post:

When issues related to responsible conduct negatively impact a local government, communities may also face additional challenges, including lower voter turnout due to voter apathy, businesses that may choose to settle in more stable communities, and the inability of a local government to hire and retain good staff. It is important to note that different types of behaviour can have different impacts on communities. For example, an issue that seems small can escalate into a larger issue that results in the chronic disruption of meetings and decision-making. These chronic disruptions can, in turn, lead to more pressure for written rules to be established, which may result in greater certainty but also in a less flexible basis for relations among local government elected officials, with staff and with the public.


‘Post-truth’ era:  Another pressure is the challenge of ensuring responsible conduct and providing good governance in a time that has been increasingly described as a ‘post-truth’ era “in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.


An environment that is characterized by unclear and shifting rules can result in issues related to responsible conduct, such as:

disrespectful use of social media;

disruptive meetings;

procedural bylaw violations; and

disrespectful behaviour towards fellow local government elected officials, staff, and member of the public.