As former Councillor Stephen Russell is no longer a council member, the CEO is mandated to issue the following statement:
PUBLIC APOLOGY BY COUNCILLOR STEPHEN RUSSELL
A complaint was made to the Local Government Standards Panel, in which it was alleged that I contravened Regulation 18 of Division 4 of the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021 when I made a certain public statements regarding the manner in which Mayor Milner presided over an Ordinary Council Meeting of the City.
The Panel found that I breached Regulation 18 by my conduct.
I acknowledge that I should have not made the statements and I now apologise to Mayor Milner and my fellow councillors.
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