Friends of Auburn Ravine Code of Conduct
Because we adhere to this code, government agencies, water districts, news organizations, educational institutions, other non-profit organizations, and the public are able to trust what we say and do. We take personal responsibility for meeting the goals we share and keeping our commitments.
We use electronic communications responsibly. Communication, in its many forms, including social media, should be professional, appropriate, and respectful. We strive to ensure that everything we communicate is not only the whole truth as we know it, but also accurately depicts reality as best we can determine.
Conflicts of interest can undermine our judgment, threaten our reputation, and expose us to risk. We avoid conflicts of interest, disclose and resolve them promptly if they arise, and strive to avoid even the appearance of such conflicts. We do not allow our decisions to be influenced by gifts, favors, or hospitality from others.
When advocating policies or actions, we try to ensure that the policy or action is fair to all concerned, will build goodwill and better friendships, and that it will beneficial to all concerned.
When we make a mistake, we admit it, and take action to prevent its recurrence.