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Code of Ethics Policy

Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District




POLICY TITLE:       Code of Ethics




4010.1    The Board of Directors of the Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District is commit­ted to providing excellence in legislative leadership in order to deliver the highest quality services to its constitu­ents.  To assist in the governance of the District, the Board shall encourage open and honest dialog while maintaining professional courtesy.


              4010.1.1    The needs of the District's constituents should be the priority of the Board of Directors.


              4010.1.2    The opinions of each Director shall be respected.


              4010.1.3    The primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is the formulation and evaluation of

              policy.  Routine matters concerning the operational aspects of the District are to be
              delegated to professional staff members of the District.


              4010.1.5    Directors should commit themselves to act professionally as a District representative.


              4010.1.6    Directors should commit themselves to focusing on issues of the District.


              4010.1.7    Differing viewpoints are healthy in the deci­sion-making process.  Individuals have the right to disagree with ideas and opinions, but without being disagreeable.  Once the Board of Directors takes action, Directors should commit to supporting said action.


              4010.1.8    Directors should practice the following proce­dures:


                              4010.1.8.1   In seeking clarification on informational items, Directors may directly approach professional staff members to obtain information needed to supplement, upgrade, or enhance their knowledge to improve legislative decision-making.


                              4010.1.8.2   In handling complaints from residents and property owners of the District, said complaints should be referred directly to the General Manager.

                              4010.1.8.3   In handling items related to safety, concerns for safety or hazards should be reported to the General Manager or to the District office.  Emergency situations should be dealt with immediately by seeking appropriate assistance.


                              4010.1.8.4   In presenting items for discussion at Board meetings, see Policy #5020.


                              4010.1.8.5   In seeking clarification for policy-related concerns, especially those involving personnel, legal action, land acquisition and development, finances, and program­ming, said con­cerns should be referred directly to the General Manager.


              4010.1.9    When approached by District personnel concerning specific District policy, Directors should direct inquiries to the proper chain of command.


            4010.2        The work of the District is a team effort.  All individuals should work together in the collaborative process, assisting each other in conducting the affairs of the District.




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