Public officials' social media retention policies

Beryl Lipton filed this request with the Pasadena Police Department of Pasadena, CA.

It is a clone of this request.

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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


Thank you for your public records request to the City of Pasadena. The city will promptly research your request and contact you should there be any questions. Documents will be prepared and delivered by each department via the mode requested (EMAIL).
Your public records request number is: 0008781
Please refer to this number if contacting the city regarding this request.

From: Pasadena Police Department

Mr. Lipton,
The social media policy for the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Police Department are attached for your reference.
Alicia Patterson, Administrator
Pasadena Police Department
Records Management Section
--- Original Request ---
Received: 1/24/2018
Subject Matter: See attached