CoBWEB Text Policy
Policy on Content Posted to the City of Berkeley Website

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the City of Berkeley Website does not become public fora or limited public fora (with the exception of the Community Calendar subweb), but rather is maintained for the exclusive use of the City of Berkeley in communicating matters of general public interest. 

The City of Berkeley website (CoBWEB) comprises all documents, databases, log files, web pages, and other information residing on any City-owned web server. This includes - but is not limited to - all information housed on a City of Berkeley web server using htm, html, asp, aspx, word, pdf, and / or database storage formats. 

All content posted to CoBWEB is subject to standards of integration into the City of Berkeley approach to online information presentation in communicating matters of general public interest. All content must meet the following standards:

  • contains information of general interest to the public and reflecting a City of Berkeley departmental, divisional, or program initiative, range of service, or responsibility OR contains directional information of interest to the public, such as maps, directories of goods and services, etc.; OR provides public notice of a specific event which is open to the public and has received City sponsorship in the form of a Council resolution OR is posted only to the Community Calendar and adheres to the associated standards; AND 
  • represents the City of Berkeley as a single speaker; AND 
  • fulfills the CoBWEB publishing protocols