Public Comment Policy for the City of Sebastopol Online Media Pages

Public Comment Policy for the City of Sebastopol Online Media Pages 

Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and NextDoor are intended to serve as mechanisms for communication between the public and the City on the listed topics and a forum to further the mission of the City. Any comment submitted to such pages/accounts and their lists of fans/followers may be considered a public record which may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the California Public Records Act. 

Comments posted to this page will be monitored and inappropriate content will be removed as soon as possible. 

The City of Sebastopol welcomes your comments. The purpose of this discussion is to present information relevant to the stated purpose of this site, regarding matters of public interest in the City of Sebastopol. We encourage you to submit your comments, but please note this is a moderated online discussion site and not a public forum. 

Please note that the comments expressed on this site do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the City of Sebastopol, its officers, agents, affiliates, or employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, please contact us at

By posting anything to this site, you agree to the following terms: 

Users will treat others with respect. Users warrant that they own or have permission to post the information contained in their postings, including but not limited to video, photos, or digital reproductions and that no copyright or trademark infringement has taken place due to posting it on this site. Further, the City of Sebastopol does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by users on this site is correct and disclaims any liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. 

Users of this site do not retain any rights over their postings. Postings are intended for public view and any personal information posted constitutes a waiver of any rights to privacy or confidentiality.

Once posted, the City of Sebastopol reserves the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or comments that promote, foster or perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability or sexual orientation. Further, the City of Sebastopol also reserves the right to delete comments that are: (i) spam or include links to other sites; (ii) clearly off topic; (iii) advocate illegal activity; (iv) promote particular services, products, or political organizations; (v) tend to compromise the safety or security of the public or public systems; or (vi) infringe on copyrights or trademarks.