DUARTE, CA: Accessduarte.com, the City’s official website, is getting a makeover. The new site, designed by the award winning municipal website developer, Granicus is built on a foundation of photos of Duarte residents enjoying life throughout the community goes live Friday, July 15th. The last time the City website was updated was 2009.
Features of the new site include an emergency alert notification that instantaneously features a red banner across every page; responsive design allowing a seamless experience regardless of what device the visitor uses, google translate; a scrolling icon tray highlighting top areas of community interest; online, easy to use forms for highly used service requests including reporting graffiti, arranging for an inspection, requesting a no fee yard sale permit and mega menus that enable visitors to intuitively search for information and reach those areas within one to two clicks. Additionally, in keeping with the City’s mission statement focusing on integrity and transparency, the website introduces a new “Open Government” allowing visitors to easily access public records request forms, FPPC and public meeting information. Additionally, all public forms available on the website are now in an easy to use, refillable format for residents to easily fill out and print.
In addition to rolling out a new website, the City is also introducing a new social media platform with the website, Nixle. Nixle is the top social media tool for law enforcement information and online community engagement. As a governmental organization, the City is able to subscribe to this service at no-cost. This new tool will serve as the City’s primary emergency information link to the community in addition to twitter which is limited to 140 character messages.
For additional information on the new city website, visit www.accessduarte.com or call the City of Duarte at 626-357-7931.