Public officials' social media retention policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Oxnard Police Department of Oxnard, 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: Mayor's Office

Beryl Lipton,

Attached is the response to your Public Records Act request. This
concludes the City's response to this request. Please feel free to contact
me should you have questions or need clarification.

The City of Oxnard's Records Retention schedule does not address social
media posting retention.
*Karen Moore, Assistant City Clerk*
City of Oxnard
300 West Third St.
Oxnard, CA 93030
(805) 385-8200

From: Beryl Lipton

Hello Ms. Moore,

Thank you so much for this. I'll let you know if I have any other questions.