It’s easy to make a misstep by not understanding that what may seem acceptable or harmless may nevertheless be a violation of the law with serious consequences.
Take advantage of many excellent opportunities to learn about your new role and the issues that you may encounter during your time on the council.
Public agencies need to understand if and how the new law might apply to them and which of their day-to-day advertising, partnership and online activities might bring them under its purview.
This new technology has enormous promise but also brings new challenges for cities, including managing conflicts and disputes over the use of municipal airspace.
Little legal precedent exists related to what cities can and cannot do on social media. However, when making decisions about how to engage on social media, cities should consider a number of legal and practical issues.