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Do You Like Mountain View's Current Website?

Staff plans to revamp the city's online presence, but wants to ensure the public gets involved in the process.

Can you find what you are looking for on the City of Mountain View's website?

Can you find the name of staff members in the parks, recreations, city attorney's or even the name of a city commissioner? (I can't.)

The city recognizes that it needs to give its website an extreme makeover, but it doesn't want to do so without the public's help. But that's been a slow process, according to Mayor Mike Kasperzak.

"Out of approximately 75,000 residents and a daytime population of more than 100,000, only 80 people have provided the city input about what a new website should look like and function," Kasperzak said."Now is your shot."

The City Council planned on completing a redesign of the website this fiscal year 2012-13 and make it "more user-friendly, providing residents with easier access to important information and online services," according to the website. The new design will likely be in place for five years, Kasperzak explained.

To that end, there is an online survey that the public can complete, or they can email their suggestions.

There is also a public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 5  from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, at 500 Castro St. 

What's the most frustrating thing about the website? What's the best feature? What about social media? Should the city embrace more social media, like the police, fire and library departments?

randy albin November 14, 2012 at 08:38 PM
mountain view has changed alot over the years. does this website compliment it? why does a city need a website? isn't the internet clogged already?
Claudia Cruz November 14, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Randy! The city definitely needs a website! It's a great way to post information for residents, workers and businesses. Its just not as functional as it could be.

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