Partner breaches code
Of the four complaints leveled against Councillor Wendy Partner for breaching the council code of conduct, three were dismissed.
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It is a rare moment at a Clarington council meeting when a number of council members admit to agreeing with their colleague Councillor Joe Neal.
In the matter of Councillor Wendy Partner’s code of conduct breach, Neal said the ruling was not clear to him. If I see what I consider to be a by-law infraction and draw it to the attention of municipal staff, am I doing something wrong? Neal asked. “I am not clear on how that rule works,” he stated.
As a councillor, Neal says he sees it as his role to follow up with staff on complaints lodged. Neal said at the July 3 council meeting that he is confused as to the rules on what is considered interference. He wondered whether in his role as a councillor, he could be seen to be interfering when following up with staff to see if they dropped the ball on a particular issue.
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