You need to say who the complaint is about and why you think that the councillor has not followed the Members' Code of Conduct.
A councillor may not have followed the code if they have:
Once you have made a complaint you will be told in writing what will happen to it.
The Monitoring Officer decides, in consultation with the Independent Person appointed by the Council, if the complaint is a legitimate one that warrants an investigation.
The Monitoring Officer appoints an Investigator to investigate the complaint. The Investigator will interview the complainant, Members complained of and other relevant people.
The Investigator will then compile a report which will say whether he considers the Code has been breached or not.
The Monitoring Officer will consider the Investigator's report and decide, with the Independent Person, if the matter should be referred to the Council's Standards Committee.
There will be a hearing before the Council's Standards Committee who then decide if a breach of the Code has occurred and if so what the sanction will be.
The Standards Committee decision will be published on our website.
Once the Monitoring Officer or Standards Committee has made a final decision, the complainant and members involved will be informed with reasons for the decision.
The Monitoring Officer
Derby City Council
The Council House