Currently, there isn’t anything established that governs the behavior and conduct of county elected officials. Current policies and procedures do not apply to county commissioners.
In addition to the code of conduct resolution, De La Cruz will propose a governing policies manual that will clarify the role of county commissioners in the governance process. “This is well overdue. The county does not have anything in writing that clearly defines what commissioners can and cannot do, as it relates to their roles as policy-makers,” says De La Cruz.
The proposed policies manual will establish boundaries and guidelines for how county commissioners work with each other and the public, and how they delegate authority to the county manager. The county manager’s job responsibilities as chief executive officer for the county would also be clearly defined in the polices manual.
Both proposals will be introduced and discussed at next Tuesday’s regularly scheduled County Commission meeting at 5:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center. De La Cruz would like for the Board of County Commissioners to vote on both initiatives--the code of conduct and policies manual--at the June 28 commission meeting.
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