New City Website To be Launched Next Week
Home page of the new City of Prince George website- photo 250News
Prince George, B.C.- It’s been a year and a half in the making, and come Tuesday , it will be launched.
The City of Prince George has a new website which it hopes will be easier to navigate and be more engaging for those who visit it.
New features of the site include an events calendar, featuring events at civic facilities, digital forms form a variety of applications including enhanced pothole reporting and program registration , and technology that allows the site to readjust to whatever type of device is being used to access the site.
Users can subscribe to receive everything from job postings to the latest news and notifications.
The former site had issues says Rob Van Adrichem, Director of External Relations for the City “It was difficult for people to see what information was new, people said it was cluttered. The whole navigation of the (new) site has changed.” Two new drop down menus are ‘How Do I’ and ‘Apply Register and Pay’ have been added ” For these two, we really spent time with our consultant on how we can really enable people to get stuff quickly.”
There are links to the familiar and most popular tabs, such as the garbage schedule.
The site is a result of consultation with about 200 people in the community.
Built at a cost of $225 thousand dollars, the project came in on budget and slightly ahead of schedule.
While the site will be ‘live’ Tuesday morning, the exact timing of the changeover is not yet clear.