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D -1 • <br />2. Exception: Fire, Marine, and Police response to emergencies in the <br />community may be reported directly to the media by a designated <br />department spokesperson with the approval of the Fire Chief, <br />Marine Director, or Police Chief. Police Department releases <br />concerning traffic advisories, investigations and routine <br />community relations activities may also be reported directly to the <br />media. <br />3. City departments shall use standard City of Newport Beach press <br />release stationery to distribute information to the media. <br />4. Press releases shall include the name, telephone number and <br />department of the individual who has issued the release, as well as <br />a secondary contact to ensure that a City contact is always available <br />to the media. <br />5. Departments issuing press releases shall adhere to a specified City <br />press release format (see Attachment "A "). <br />6. Press releases containing controversial or sensitive materials • <br />and /or matters relating to public safety shall be distributed to the <br />Mayor and members of the City Council prior to release to the <br />media. <br />Adopted 11/23/92 <br />Amended -January 24, 1994 <br />Formerly G -3 <br />A