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City of Smyrna Website & Links Policy (adopted 2001)

The City of Smyrna has created a website with on-line services, and path or searchable access to information for the local and global community. Please also refer to the Website Privacy Policy in addition to the following policy which specifically addresses information and links created on the City website:

The City of Smyrna has made every effort to insure the accuracy of the information provided on its website. However, due to the possibility of unauthorized modification of the data, transmission errors, HTML browser incompatibilities, changes made since the last update to the website, or other aspects of electronic communication that are beyond the City's control, the City does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided on its web site and is not liable for reliance on this information. Please contact the City of Smyrna at (770) 434-6600 to verify the accuracy of the data.

The City of Smyrna website is designed to provide residents and interested parties access to government departments, services and programs, events and activities where and when possible. From time to time, departments may wish to provide links to other sites that provide state or federal government information or additional information about the community, records, and items including festivals, cultural events and related matters.

The City of Smyrna does not provide open links to its website or from the City's site to an outside website without documented approval by the City of Smyrna website administrator(s). The City of Smyrna website does not provide an open forum. The City of Smyrna website is a non-public forum site. Through implementing this policy, the City of Smyrna does not discriminate based upon the viewpoint contained in any proposed link or destination. Funding from or to the City does not automatically qualify an organization or vendor a link from the City of Smyrna website.

All links must meet at least one or all of the flowing viewpoint neutral criteria:

  • Partnering or collaborative non-profit organization actively participating in one or more public programs.
  • Approved sponsor(s) of one or more official City event(s) (access subject to terms of sponsorship level, generally for sponsorships at the top tier.) Sponsorships arranged through outside contractors are not automatically eligible for this benefit. Determination of sponsorship link(s) is a right reserved by the City of Smyrna and City event staff.
  • Official site of state, local or federal governmental agency, or local school system or library board/system (or approved library resource/research service).
  • Regularly updated website maintained by an organization that receives direct financial support from the City. The City of Smyrna reserves the right to add and/or drop links to such organizations at City's discretion. Funding from the City does not automatically qualify an organization or vendor a link from the City of Smyrna website.

In order to avoid the appearance of City endorsement of political content, links shall not be made to sites that are associated with, sponsored by or serving a candidate for elected office or elected official, any political party or organization supporting or seeking to defeat any candidate for elective office or ballot proposal.

The City may, from time to time, approve links to outside web services that provide an approved service for either/both the City of Smyrna and/or the citizens of Smyrna. Formation and continuation of such link(s) are at the discretion of the City of Smyrna and not to be considered a right to or a right for doing business with or providing a service for the City of Smyrna and/or its citizens.

Some links made available through the City of Smyrna website allow visitation outside the City website. Be aware that the internet sites available through these links, and materials that may be found at such sites, are not under the control of the City of Smyrna. Therefore, the City of Smyrna cannot and does not make any representation to you about these sites or the materials available there. The fact that the City of Smyrna has made these links available to you is not an endorsement or recommendation to you by the City of Smyrna of any of these sites or any material found there. The City is providing these links only as a convenience to you.

Notation added 04/19/06: Copies of documents available for download, are made available for reference purposes. Care has been taken to assure that documents on this website accurately represent and contain current revisions, but the City of Smyrna cautions that the website contains true and accurate copies of the represented documents from the time of requested posting by various departments/parties only. Due to continuous updating of many documents referenced on this site, users should always be prepared to verify information through the department(s) responsible for any document.

Current versions of City of Smyrna documents referenced on this site are available through City Hall. The City of Smyrna address is 2800 King Street, Smyrna Georgia, 30080. The webmaster may be reached at webmaster@ci.smyrna.ga.us