The City of Glendora utilizes digital media, including social media websites, to further enhance its ability to share information and services with its residents and the community at large. To help achieve this goal, the City has an online presence with these applications:
City of Glendora Website - The primary online resource for City of Glendora news, services and information.
RSS Feeds - Syndicated feeds allowing users to subscribe and receive updates on Jobs, News and Events.
Nixle - Emergency alert system allowing subscribers to receive emergency updates from the Glendora Police Department direct to their mobile phone.
Twitter - Social Media website allowing followers to receive short updates to their desktop or mobile device.
Facebook - Social Media website allowing followers to receive and share news and information from the City.
The City of Glendora endorses the appropriate use of Social Media to promote the goals of the City and expand traditional communication methods. Establishment of a Social Media Policy creates a positive social media presence and will assist the City in:
- Developing and observing privacy guidelines;
- Developing clearly defined usage terms and conditions;
- Maintaining brand consistency; and,
- Complying with all applicable Public Records Acts and City retention policies.
The purpose of the Social Media policy is to provide guidelines for social media uses for the City of Glendora, and applies to the City of Glendora elected and appointed officials, employees, volunteers, contractors or any other representatives acting on behalf of the City of any of its Departments and Divisions to cover current uses of social media.
The Content Guidelines in Section VI apply both to internal users of the City’s website and social media, as specified in this section, as well as to external users of the City’s website and social media, including the general public.
The City reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed to be inappropriate or inconsistent with the Social Media policy. The City’s social media site shall not contain:
a. Personal information or attacks of any kind.
b. Comments not topically related.
c. Language that is obscene, threatening, or harassing.
d. Content that promotes, fosters, disparages or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of
race, creed, color, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, status with regard to public
assistance, disability status, national origin, physical or mental disability or veteran status.
e. Content meant to threaten or defame any person or organization.
f. Content that is hateful or incites violence.
g. Solicitation of commerce, including but not limited to advertising of any business or product for sale.
h. Information that may compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems.