Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Welcome to my blog!

The Mayor and City Council encourage staff to find new and effective ways to communicate to the City of Fontana. With that in mind, this blog is my attempt to provide Fontana citizens with yet another opportunity to receive current news and to participate in conversations about various City issues. In the spirit of the blog, I welcome and encourage your questions and comments.

However, this blog is designed to facilitate dialogue and thus, to ensure a blogging environment that is supportive of that dialogue, I have come up with some guidelines for our civic forum. Question submissions will be moderated based on the following blog comment policy:
  • Keep it clean. The use of vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language is prohibited. No personal attacks permitted. The City expects users of this blog to show respect and consideration to all fellow bloggers.
  • No campaigning. The blog is not open to comments promoting or opposing any person campaigning for election to a political office or promoting or opposing any ballot proposition.
  • No commercialism. This blog is not open to the promotion or advertisement of a business or commercial transaction.
  • Brown Act. All public officials subject to the Brown Act and/or other open meeting laws must identify themselves and must not post comments if comments have been posted by two other members of the body in which they serve.
  • No outside web-links. All links outside of the City of Fontana website are not allowed in posted comments.
  • Stay on topic. All blog comments should be related to the posted topic.
    Be careful. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment.
  • I don't have to agree with you. A posted comment is the opinion of the poster only, and publication of a comment does not imply endorsement or agreement by myself or the City of Fontana.
  • Policy subject to modification. This blog use policy is subject to amendment or may be modified at any time to ensure its continued use is consistent with its intended purpose.
  • Submission requires acceptance of this policy. Your submission of a comment constitutes your acceptance of this comment policy.
With that little bit of housekeeping out of the way, we are ready to get started. One small step for the world of blogging – one giant step for this City Manager.