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Social Media Policy

Comments and input on social media are not considered formal public comment, but some comments and ideas are shared with City Council and staff for general consideration. Posts and comments are subject to Oregon public record retention and disclosure laws.


  1. Comments should relate to the topic being discussed in the original post and not contain spam, advertising or solicitations; advocate illegal activity or violence; products or political organizations; infringe on copyrights, trademarks or intellectual property rights of others.
  2. Comments should not contain abusive or vulgar language, sexually explicit subject matter, hate speech, derogatory terms or offensive content.
  3. Comments should not contain personal or defamatory remarks about a person's age, education, ethnicity, race, family status, gender, national origin, class, physical ability or qualities, religion, sexual orientation, thought processes, or personality.
  4. A posted comment is the opinion of the poster only and does not imply endorsement or agreement by the City of Gresham, its elected officials or employees.
  5. Comments should not endorse candidates or a particular stance on current ballot measures.
  6. By commenting, you agree not to misrepresent your identity or affiliation or post libelous/defamatory content.
  7. The City reserves the right to determine which comments are unacceptable and commenters who repeatedly violate this policy may be banned without notice.
  8. Comments made are subject to public records law.
  9. Submission of a comment constitutes acceptance of this policy, which may be revised at any time.


The City’s social media channels are monitored by the Communications department during regular business hours, 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday. We try to reply to comments, questions and posts within 24 hours. Posts are not monitored on weekends or for emergency response purposes; call 911 in an emergency.

  • Comments that are inappropriate/objectionable are removed.
  • Complaints and alerts from users about posts or comments will be reviewed for content violations.
  • If reported posts are found to be objectionable or inappropriate, they will be removed.

For more information on this social media policy, contact the Communications Manager at