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Section 2.7. Role of council
Section 2.8. Role of mayor or president
Section 2.10. Role of councillors
A councillor —
Section 5.41 Functions of CEO
The CEO’s functions are to —
3.3 Staff shall observe the highest standards of honesty and integrity and avoid conduct that might suggest any departure from these standards.
44.4 An elected member shall always act:-
“Elected Members shall act and be seen to act;
2. A member or employee requesting financial support for legal services under this policy is to make an application in writing, where possible in advance, to the Council providing full details of the circumstances of the matter and the legal services
5. Where there is need for the provision of urgent legal services before an application can be considered by Council, the CEO may give an authorisation to the value of $10,000 provided that the power to make such an authorisation has been delegated
to the CEO in writing under section 5.42 of the Local Government Act 1995.
6. Where it is the CEO who is seeking urgent financial support for legal services, the Council shall deal with the application…
in the instances where Council has resolved or requested to seek legal or other expert advice, a copy of that advice and Council’s letter of instruction be provided to all Elected Members as soon as practicable within seven(7) days of receipt
by the City unless otherwise resolved by Council;"
Conduct of briefing sessions
“As the action taken by Mr Cain in the Fair Work Commission (FWC), as noted in the attachment, was not the matter before Council, there was no need for parties to declare an impartiality interest at last night’s SCM”
“The draft FWC proceedings was [sic] mentioned in several of the attachment documents in the SCM agenda. Actually it was used by the lawyers to show the breakdown of trust between Mr Cain and the City had occurred [sic]. Lack
of trust was the reason given to terminate the CEO’s employment contract… Respectfully, I disagree with your decisions that no impartiality submissions were required…”
“It would only be necessary to seek Council approval to vary the employee cost budget if the actual costs were unable to be contained within the adopted budget. The 2019/20 annual budget is showing a surplus of $650 000 at the end
of March 2020 for this line item, so I don’t believe this separation package requires amendment to the adopted annual budget.”
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