They say those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and I readily admit that this is a very spartan blog, but let’s talk about the current state of the city website. Whenever most people look for anything about any topic, the first thing they are going to do is look to the Internet. As the gateway to information about our city we should be putting our best foot forward with a clean, navigable website.
As a resident I want to know how to get information about city services and policies. As a potential visitor, I want to know what’s going on in town. Right now it’s a chore to find information, if you can at all. The current site is something that has been patched and patched again for almost a decade with no real change. Trying to navigate it from your phone or tablet? Good luck.
A new website isn’t something that can be slapped together. It needs to be planned out with a quality team of experienced professionals. The employees who have been tasked with maintaining the current website have done their best with the resources they’ve been allocated, but we’re a city that’s growing, and we can, and should, allocate resources toward this. Between our small businesses and universities in town we have a lot of expertise and we should be exploring that collaboration.
What other things, big or small, would you like to see that would make an impact on the quality of life in our city?