The City of Chattanooga’s new website is live, officials announced on Monday.
The public can visit www.chattanooga.gov to interact with the new and improved site. The new webpage is the culmination of months of work and includes the following:
· Up-to-date content management technology
· Large photos to showcase city’s beauty
· Integrates Social Media to enhance transparency
· Utilizes a custom Google search environment
· Each department can easily maintain content
· Intuitive navigation by topic, department or general search
· Built by local firm
· Compatible with popular mobile devices
· 508 Compliant - Accessible for those with disabilities
“Here we are again, setting the standard for cities across the country,” said Mayor Ron Littlefield. “We have a visually stunning website that is much easier to navigate with a vastly improved process to interact with elected officials and city employees. The team from MayCreate, along with the City’s Information Services Department, has done an outstanding job on this new site.”
The total price for the city website was $128,000. Over 10,000 pages of information were transferred to the new site. Over 51,800 pages, links and documents are now much easier to find thanks to a custom Google search environment. City Council approved a total budget of $328,000 for the website which included $200,000 that would be made available for additional improvements and additions that will be developed within the next four years.
“The City spent over $214,000 in 2004/2005 when the original City website was developed,” said Dan Johnson, chief of staff for Mayor Littlefield. “We definitely have a world class product with this new site.”