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D-5 <br />1 <br /> <br />CITY WEBSITES <br /> <br />PURPOSE <br /> <br />The City of Newport Beach (“City”) websites have been created and maintained for <br />exclusive use by the City in communicating information relevant to the City’s mission <br />to the public. The City websites are not public fora for debate or discussion of <br />controversial issues or topics. The purpose of the City’s websites is to provide timely <br />information about City services, officials, programs, projects and events to the local <br />community and the general public. The City exclusively controls the content of all City <br />websites. <br /> <br />A. External Links <br /> <br />The City of Newport Beach website may provide hyperlinks (hereinafter “links”) <br />to external websites that provide additional information on selected topics. <br />Links shall be posted at the City’s sole discretion, and shall not be posted at the <br />request of third parties. The City Manager has overall responsibility for <br />determining which individual links to third party websites shall be posted. <br />Department Directors shall submit recommendations to the City Manager’s <br />Office to post links they believe are consistent with the purposes and provisions <br />of this policy. The City Manager or his designee shall review all Department <br />recommendations to post specific links, and shall publish links only when they: <br />(1) are determined to fall within the categories described below, and/or (2) are <br />determined to be consistent with the purposes of this Policy as stated above. All <br />links approved by the City Manager’s Office shall be reviewed by the Office of <br />the City Attorney. <br /> <br />No external links shall be construed as an endorsement of, and the City of <br />Newport is not responsible for, the content of any such external websites. An <br />external link is not intended to create a designated or limited public forum on <br />any portion of the City website. If the City decides to post an external link on <br />one of its websites, the City alone shall determine how, when and where links <br />are located on its website. <br /> <br />1. The City Manager or his/her designee may approve links within the <br />following categories: <br /> <br />a. Other government agencies;