Coun­cil on so­cial me­dia

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

SO­CIAL me­dia will join a new ratepay­ers’ database, news­let­ters, $100,000 cus­tomer ser­vice com­puter sys­tem and re­vamped web­site to keep res­i­dents in­formed about Cottes­loe Coun­cil

“It’s to­tally open and I can­not see how any­one propos­ing ac­ces­si­bil­ity could be op­posed to it,” Mayor Jo Dawkins said, when coun­cil­lors adopted a so­cial me­dia pol­icy at last week’s meet­ing.

Cr Sally Pyvis said the other com­mu­ni­ca­tion meth­ods re­cently adopted by the coun­cil could be ad­e­quate.

A staff re­port said although so­cial me­dia can elicit con­tro­ver­sial com­ments, it has been used by other coun­cils to com­mu­ni­cate less im­me­di­ate information, such as sig­nif­i­cant dates, lo­cal his­tory and events, at a low cost, while cre­at­ing a “sense of com­mu­nity and pride”.

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