(Advocate file photo).

(Advocate file photo).

Second conduct code complaint against a Red Deer council member discussed in camera

Red Deer city councillors met in a closed meeting on Monday to discuss the second code of conduct complaint against someone on council.

The attendees reverted to a public session only to set two more meeting dates on the matter on Oct. 4 and 7.

Red Deerians will find out details of the complaint, including the identity of the council member who’s been accused of breaking the Council Code of Conduct, if the majority of councillors decide that pursuing disciplinary action is warranted.

Any action taken must be carried out in a public meeting.

Earlier this year, city council hired an external investigator to look into two separate Code of Conduct complaints against council members. This decision was made after city council examined the matters internally and could not come to any resolutions.

The first conduct code matter against Coun. Buck Buchanan was settled in August with his apology for seeming to endorse pandemic rule-breaking through a social media comment. Council was told the external investigation of that complaint by SAGE Analytics cost taxpayers $20,000.

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