Did you know that the County Commissioners SIGN a document that establishes standards of conduct for Park County board members? This one is signed by Dick Elsner less than a year ago.
This is a great document and I wish that this was read aloud before EVERY BOCC meeting. These particular standards I found most interesting:
1. Act in the Public Interest
Recognizing that stewardship of the public interest must be their primary concern, board members will work for the common good of all the people of Park County, and will assure fair and equal treatment of all persons, claims and transactions coming before the Park County boards.
2. Conduct of Board Members
The professional conduct of board members must be of the highest standard. Board members shall be dedicated to the highest ideals of honor and integrity in order to merit the respect and confidence of the public.
4. Conduct of Public Meetings
Board members shall prepare themselves for public issues, listen courteously and attentively to all public discussions before the body and focus on the business at hand. Board members shall base their decisions on the merits and substance of the matters before them.
12. Independence of Boards
Because of the value of the independent advice of volunteer citizen boards to the public decision-making process, members of the Board of County Commissioners shall refrain from using their position to unduly influence the deliberations or outcomes of appointed board proceedings.