The Pleasanton City Council is set to hold a special meeting Tuesday where staff will be asking the members to consider endorsing new council norms as well as establishing a "City Council Code of Conduct".
On Feb. 24, the council participated in a governance workshop, which started the process of developing norms for how council members should present themselves.
According to the staff report for the special meeting this week, the council suggested norms where they would invest in respecting and building constructive relationships, showcasing ethical and professional leadership, and creating an environment focused on trusted communication.
Staff is recommending that councilmembers review and endorse these draft norms so that they can return with the formal norms document at a subsequent City Council meeting for adoption.
The "City Council Code of Conduct", on the other hand, is a more detailed description for how members of the dais should treat each other as well as city staff and the public.
Because of the extra nuance in the code of conduct, staff are recommending that the council provide direction on whether it wishes to adopt a code and if so, what format it should be based on examples that staff will be presenting from neighboring cities.
According to the staff report, if the council chooses to look at adopting a new code of conduct, staff will also be looking for suggestions as to what the document should contain. Based on the council's comments, staff will then return at a later date with a draft code of conduct for review and adoption.
The special City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday (May 23). The full agenda can be accessed here.