Petition to: Sanction Cllr Da Costa for his serious breach of the code of conduct bringin the office of Councillor and the Council into disrepute

We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to Sanction Cllr Da Costa for his serious breach of the code of conduct bringin the office of Councillor and the Council into disrepute. More details

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Following the decision from the monitoring office that Cllr Da Costa breached paragraph viii of the councillors code of conduct. We request that the monitoring officer should consider appropriate sanction including removal from office for bringing the office of councillor and the council into disrepute for a serious breach of this code as per the decision notice at.

The Councillor has been found to use social media to make false accusations of another Councillor which would be considered slander and not the behaviour you would expect of our elected representatives and as such has brought disrepute to the council and therefore he should be removed from office or asked to resign.

Petition Rejected

This petition has been rejected because:

  • It was outside the remit or powers of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Additional information about this rejection:
The decision has now been made, including the appropriate sanction, which was a recommendation to the Leader of the Opposition for training for Cllr. Da Costa. There is no ability to review or change the decision or the sanction without changing the Constitution. In addition, the Council does not have power to remove a Councillor from office in any event. In short, the petition is asking for something which is outside the powers of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead