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File #: ID-1005-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/28/2018 In control: Township Council
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/3/2018
Title: Censure of a Councillor


Censure of a Councillor

Recommended Action

Whereas censure of a Council member is the ultimate legal tool a Council has to reprimand a Council member;


Whereas reprimand of a Council member should always be a matter taken under full consideration of all the facts and not a matter of retribution; and


Whereas a simple majority of Council can abuse the importance and significance of the censure tool;


Therefore be it resolved that Langley Township Council revise it’s Procedure Bylaw to require a minimum two-thirds majority of Council members (currently seven of nine members) to agree on and approve any future censure motions of its members; and further


Be it resolved that should Council proceed on a censure motion, the Council member being censured be indemnified, as they will be incurring legal fees in defense of their role and actions as a Council member.