Grading Guidelines


These are the official posting guidelines ("Grading Guidelines") for www.citygrader.com ("Site") and is a part of our Terms of Use. The Site provides user generated feedback on local jurisdictions and their respective employees as well as user generated feedback on a wide range of issues related to local governments. Grades and Reviews should only be posted by members who have specific, recent, and relevant experience with the subject of their grade and review.

There guidelines shall govern any grades or reviews posted to the Site:

  • Users shall be honest and objective in your assessment of the employee and/or jurisdiction.
  • Users shall use proper spelling and grammar.
  • While negative comments can offer constructive and useful criticism, comments that denigrate the subject on a personal level are not.
  • Any comments submitted shall reasonably provide helpful information or be likely to lead to positive changes or outcomes.
  • The Site strictly prohibits any identifiable information for any individual that would allow someone to contact the individual outside of his or her place of employment.
  • The Site strictly prohibits any remarks or comments concerning any individual's family and/or personal life.
  • Users shall not post any grade or review for a jurisdiction without having visited that jurisdiction, nor about an employee with whom you have not interacted with.
  • Users shall not provide any false information.
  • Users shall not refer to to any content previously deleted by the Site.
  • Users shall not grade themselves.

The Site reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to remove any comments deemed as inappropriate, libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory, or abusive, or which may or may not appear to impersonate anyone else or that otherwise violate the Terms of Use.

The Site reserves all rights to delete or otherwise take appropriate action regarding any violations.

Please note, all the grades and reviews on this website are user submitted and should be treated only as opinions. They are not the opinions of CityGrader.com or any of its affiliates.

The Site reserves the right to delete, provide to authorities, and/or otherwise take appropriate action regarding any content which threaten violence or harm to any individual; in such instance, the Site may, among other things, notify law enforcement authorities of the violating user’s identifying information, including its IP address and other details of the user’s violating post.

PUBLIC PARTNER FEEDBACK GUIDELINES

The above-referenced guidelines are also applicable for feedback posted by Public Partners.