Northwest NEWS

March 19, 2001

Features

City launches new, more interactive Web site

WOODINVILLE - As of March 23, World Wide Web browsers will see a new look on the city's official website.
   By logging onto HYPERLINK http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us online customers will be viewing an entirely new Web site.
   The site has many new features such as search capabilities, site map and more city permit forms that can be downloaded and submitted over the counter.
   Improvements to site navigation, content and architecture of the site will allow users to find information more quickly.
   The city's newsletter "City Chronicle" and Recreation Guide can be viewed in PDF format and can be printed from home computers.
   The new site was created based upon community, staff and City Council input.
   "When you log on to our home page, you will view the most current special event, news release and announcement information. We hope to give users up-to-date information from the start and let them navigate their way further easily and quickly," explains Marie Stake, project coordinator. "The site will always be 'work-in-progress' and we encourage feedback from our web visitors on how we can improve the site."
   In September 2000, the City Council approved a contract with Windsor Solutions Inc. of Lake Oswego, Ore., to develop a new Internet site, an employee Intranet and provide some infrastructure for "electronic-government" capabilities.
   The city recently joined several cities in a King County "E-Gov" Alliance.
   Windsor will help the city develop online capabilities such as applying for a construction permit online.
   For more information, contact Marie Stake, communications coordinator, at (425) 877-2267 or e-mail maries@ci.woodinville.wa.us.