Your personal social media accounts are part of your right to expression. However, if it is reasonable that you could be identified as a member of a Council committee, your comments on social media must accurately reflect the decisions of Council and Administration and must not weigh in on the opinions or political positions of municipal elected officials.
Posts to your private accounts must not undermine City Council or Administration’s objectives, the City’s reputation, or relationships with its stakeholders.
Comments should not discriminate, harass, or demonstrate disrespect toward any person.
Engagement with members of the public, in any forum, that encourages respectful dialogue on relevant municipal issues is not a breach of the Code of Conduct provided that it is factual, appropriate, and does not conflict with Council direction.