Issue 131 – January 2023
New Training Course – Legal Guidance for Public Officials on Social Media
Member agencies and public officials increasingly use social media to engage with residents and share information. While social media platforms provide an efficient and economically prudent means to interact with the public, they can pose many challenges for officials and the agencies they represent. With that in mind, the California JPIA is pleased to announce a new training to help local agency officials better understand the risks of mishandled social media posts and the best practices that will lead to proper use of the platforms, particularly their own social media accounts.
Upon completion of the course, public officials will be able to identify the legal framework they can safely operate in as it relates to social media, understand recent legislation affecting their obligations under the Brown Act, identify due process considerations, and better understand the application of the First Amendment to public officials’ social media pages.
For further information about scheduling this or other trainings offered by the California JPIA, please email Administrative Assistant Denise Covell.< Back to Full Issue Print Article