City of Sioux Falls removes CityLink viewer on city website

After just a few short months the city has removed the CityLink viewer on the city’s main website. I actually applauded the move for people who don’t have cable television. I’m not sure why it was taken down, but I do know they were having problems with the software last Tuesday. The search engine hasn’t been working well on the city website either.

For all the money we spend on our city website each year (I think it is around $30K a year, which is ironic, my hosting fees cost around $100 a year) you would think it would work? We constantly hear about all the technology our city is investing in, but they can’t get the city website to function properly.

Kids, web development and maintaining a site like this isn’t rocket science, as I have mentioned in the past, the city could actually just copy code from other city websites like Omaha, which I think functions very well. They could also receive free hosting on YouTube for ALL public meetings (instead of just propaganda).

I don’t believe for one moment that these failures are due to ignorance or lack of talent to create such a site, I think it is being done on purpose to make it harder for folks to get information from the city and force them onto Facebook or Twitter to get their information. It should not work that way. All citizens who fund our city website should be able to go to THAT site and get all the information they want or need, including videos and important documents.

When a cluster like this is created, it can only be done on purpose, NO one is that incompetent.



4 comments ↓

#1 scott on 02.03.20 at 9:35 pm

more innovation!

#2 D@ily Spin on 02.04.20 at 8:54 pm

It’s not a public forum without public. Public is everyone. If one someone has been excluded, then there’s a civil rights infraction worthy of a federal lawsuit. Call me. I’m a witness you need. A witness at my own expense.

#3 searcher on 02.04.20 at 9:16 pm

Believe it or not, Chicago has a better and simpler website.

#4 Erica on 02.04.20 at 11:10 pm

There are never coincidences. PTH is a tech nerd with a lot of experience in the field. HE himself could EASILY handle this matter and ensure an expert was on hand working in the city to do so.

And why looking at his LinkedIn bio, I am very curious about his Dutch Mafia, LLC which he states “Investment holding company with a focus on real estate and technology startup opportunities” Do we have some shady dealings going on (along with the whole 5G ALLEGED family benefits/ties to this fiasco?)? Exactly which real estate and tech start ups? Some tit for tat happening?