Members of Council are not to accept gifts, benefits or hospitality that would, to a reasonable member of the public, appear to be in gratitude for influence, to induce influence, or otherwise go beyond the necessary and appropriate public functions involved. Gifts, benefits or hospitality that are part of the social protocol or community events linked to the duties of the Member and their role are exempted.
Members will be expected to disclose all gifts, benefits and hospitality received which individually exceed $300 from one source in a calendar year. This disclosure will be required on an annual basis and will form part of a public Gifts Registry. Every disclosure statement filed under this Code shall be a public record and available in the Office of the Clerk.
Gift/Benefit Disclosure Statement Form