- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - The city attorney in Green Bay has drafted a code of conduct for elected officials following complaints of bullying and swearing.

Some aldermen requested the policy, which in its draft form says politicians shouldn’t be belligerent, abusive or threatening. The policy comes after Alderman Guy Zima was accused of swearing and flipping off a constituent. And Mayor Jim Schmitt was accused of bullying a committee member into a vote.

Zima says the policy is “a joke of jokes.” Schmitt calls it common sense. WLUK-TV (https://bit.ly/1dLX193 ) reports the 11-page draft outlines how elected officials should treat council members, city staff, the public, and the media.

The possible penalties and sanctions include a censure, community service, counseling or mediation, up to a $500 fine, suspension, or removal from office.

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Information from: WLUK-TV, https://www.fox11online.com

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