COUNCILLOR Alex Christian says he has no intention of changing his Facebook habits when Bathurst Regional Council adopts a social media policy.
Council is currently accepting submission on its draft social media policy.
When the document was discussed in December, councillors were told they could also make submissions if there was anything they wanted to see change.
Cr Christian, who has criticised aspects of the policy, has yet to make a submission, but says he will be doing so before the January 29 deadline.
"I haven't, but I will. It's just in regards to the term 'offensive' and also outlining the fact that an elected official can't be critical of council or any council officials," he said.
"I'll be looking to change that to maybe say that we can't be negative of council staff, but I think if a councillor says something stupid, then I should be able to take that councillor on over that comment."
Council's general manager, David Sherley, said in December that the policy is trying to prevent personal attacks on individuals, not stop people from expressing disagreement with comments that have been made.
"The idea of negative references is where anyone is attacking individuals and passing comments about those persons, that's inappropriate, but your role as a councillor is to make comments about the direction and the policy of council and what you believe in," he said.
The term 'offensive' is also used in other council policies, but Cr Christian maintains it should not be used, as "everybody determines what's offensive in different ways".
He said the residents he has spoken to agree with him.
Cr Christian has come under fire for his comments on social media before, and admits his Facebook page has been investigated twice, but he said the policy won't change his behaviour online.
"No, it won't, and I fully expect that the term 'offensive' will be removed and there will be some amendments that suit what I do," he said.