By Kristina Houck
The city of Del Mar recently unveiled a much more user-friendly website.
Launched the last week of March, the new website has interactive features that enable residents to report concerns, subscribe to calendar updates, receive e-mail or text message notifications, and easily navigate the site on mobile devices.
The council authorized staff to redesign the city’s website in September. CivicPlus, a firm that specializes in government websites, tailored the site to promote community engagement.
“The old website had significant navigational hurdles,” said Councilman Don Mosier. “So far, in testing this one, it’s much, much better. I appreciate it, and I hope the public will get more involved now that this is easier to use.”
During a presentation about the new site before the council on April 7, Andrew Potter, the city’s administrative director, said 6,000 people have visited the website since it first launched.
The average user visits the site for about seven minutes, he said. The most visited pages are those that feature employment opportunities, bids and council meetings.
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