The Edina City Council developed a Code of Conduct for all elected City officials at a series of retreat meetings that concluded in Spring of 2020. Most standards in this code are principles the City Council already followed.
Code of Conduct Highlights
Introductory Pledge: All City Council members pledge to follow laws, their respective roles, policies and act in the best interest of the City and all residents both financially and legally.
Compliance and Enforcement: City Council members will hold themselves and each other accountable for ethical conduct and discuss any suspected violation of the law with the City Manager.
Comply with the Law: All members will comply with all applicable federal and state laws and city ordinances including Open Meeting Law, policies on gifts, use of the City logo and conflicts of interest.
Roles of Council, Staff and Commissions: Know, understand and respect the roles of their positions, staff and commissions, including adhering to the Council-Manager (Plan B) structure of Edina city government as outlined in MN Statute 412.
Working with the Community: Council members will refer residents with concerns to the City Manager. In working with businesses or other interests, Council members will not grant any special consideration or treatment, will honor rules about public testimony, make themselves available to all parties on an equal basis and not prejudge an issue before Council deliberations.
Intergovernmental Relations: Members will represent positions approved by the City Council when working with other agencies or governments.