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“In the case of the recall election question, a councilmember would be acting appropriately as long as she does not use public resources to communicate her recommendation to vote no on the recall,” Pelissero said.
“A public official should be judicious in the use of social media so as not to communicate an official government position on the recall election,” he said, “or present the appearance of using one’s office and communication tools to make an election recommendation.”
John P. Pelissero, Ph.D., senior scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, quoted on San Jose Spotlight.
May 28, 2021
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