Public officials' social media retention policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Chico Police Department of Chico, CA.
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From: Beryl Lipton

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code ยงยง 6250), I hereby request the following records:

- Absolutely any and all policies and procedures related to the use and retention of postings, comments, and direct messages by any social media page officially associated with this agency or a public official in its employ

- Absolutely any and all policies related to the retention of public officials' social media content related to public government business. Please include any such policies for Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor, or any other social media platforms, including policies related to the retention of comments and reactions to posts, as well as direct messages and private conversations related to official business.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Beryl Lipton

From: Chico Police Department

Good afternoon,

This email is in response to your request that is attached. We are in the process of filling your request and should have the information to you by the end of next week.

Laura Smith
Records Supervisor
Chico Police Department
Phone: 530.897.4905<>

From: Chico Police Department

Good morning,

The requested information is available. The total cost is $3.50, this can be mailed in with a check or you can call and provide payment over the phone with your credit card.

Records #530-897-4900, Monday-Thursday 0800-1600.