The supplementary agenda for this evening’s town council meeting includes a Final Report by Bruce Elman, Integrity Commissioner, regarding a complaint by CAO Miceli against Councillor Diane Pouget.
Elman summarized the complaint, the code of conduct, burden of proof, brief conclusion, an analysis and decision, a conclusion and finally a sanction section.
A Commentary by Councillor Pouget is attached to the Report.
Elman concluded, in part, “It is axiomatic that Council sets policy and that the Administration carries out that policy. Councillor Pouget may have legitimate questions, for example about hiring of staff, but those questions should be directed to inquiring whether the Council-determined policies have been followed.”
Shouldn’t the same logic apply when council-determined motions are carried?
Council approved motions to 1. obtain an OPP costing and 2. to work with the OPP for a costing.
An OPP costing was not obtained; who should be accountable for that?