Burlington’s City Council has passed a resolution that promotes the use of social media in government operations.
During the recent Burlington mayor’s race, Twitter played an important role on the campaign trail as the handle @BTVMayor emerged during a closely contested Democratic caucus.
On Monday night, the Council made @BTVMayor the official social media handle of the Mayor of Burlington’s office – not the office holder.
City councilors who drafted the resolution say that the move isn’t political but one that identifies the emerging importance of social media in local government transparency and communication.
The Council voted unanimously in favor of sending more tweets from City Hall.