New social media policy intends to guide Casper City Council’s behavior online

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CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper City Council has a new social media policy meant to give members guidance on appropriate online communication.

The policy doesn’t put in place any explicit punishment for council members who violate it.

The council formally adopted the policy via resolution on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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City Attorney John Henley says is will act as a set of expectations for council members and a means for the public to judge the way their council representatives are communicating via social media.

“The proposed policy provides education/reminders on legal terms,” Henley said in his memo prior to the adoption of the policy. “In addition there are reminders of the exemplary conduct of which you expect of yourselves.”

Casper Mayor Charlie Powell said at the last work session that he thought the council had an obligation “to set an example for ethical and adult-like behavior.”

The policy reads as follows:

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