Wingecarribee Shire Council is asking residents to provide feedback on its Draft Media and Social Media Policies now on public exhibition.
"These policies guide how the council communicates and engages with our community through both traditional and social media," she said.
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"They detail our proposed procedures, responsibilities and responses when dealing with both mediums."
The Media Policy, previously adopted in April 2018, has been simplified and continues to promote positive media relationships.
Ms Racomelara said the council recognsed the importance of social media.
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"We felt it important to reflect this in a separate document," she said.
"The Draft Social Media Policy aims to ensure the council's social media platforms are safe spaces that promote respectful online communication."
Some of the recommended provisions included within the draft policy suggest staff and councillors ensure any views posted on social media cannot be misinterpreted as an official comment from the council.
Other suggestions included not posting anything that could potentially breache Council's Code of Conduct.
Ms Racomelara said the while many of the recommendations seemed like common sense, there were included to minimise the risk to the council, councillors and employees.
"We encourage anyone interested in media and communications to view this draft document and make comment by the closing date," she said.
To view a copy of the Draft Media and Draft Social Media Policy visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/governance or view in person at the council's Moss Vale Civic Centre or Bowral Central Library.
Feedback can be made online, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing addressed to Wingecarribee Shire Council, PO Box 141 Moss Vale 2577.
Submissions and feedback close on August 29, 2021.
Following the close of the exhibition period, a final report considering feedback will be presented to the incoming council.
For further information contact Wingecarribee Shire Council on phone 02 4868 0888.
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