I have no idea what the new city website will look like, I wasn’t a part of the ‘tester’ group 🙂

They are changing it to a .gov domain designation, which has been pretty common in other cities across the country for better security.

But I will be curious how well the NEW search options work and if they will start livestreaming ALL meetings on YouTube and embed the videos into the website.

The website has been a POS for a long time and has continued to get worse. I have never understood how a city with it’s own IT department can have such a horribly functioning website for over 15 years!

Our city website should be a citizen’s first tool of open government not a maze of tomfoolery.

I wish I had a buck for every time I got an email from a citizen asking me how to access information on the city website. I have offered some different tips but for the most part I tell people, ‘If you figure it out, let me know.’

So YES, I am very happy they finally fixed it, let’s just hope the fix isn’t in.

4 Thoughts on “City of Sioux Falls launching new website

  1. "Woodstock" on November 8, 2023 at 11:21 pm said:

    “The Ides of November, that’s a good date for starts….”

  2. D@ily Spin on November 9, 2023 at 6:57 am said:

    Another new and improved; likely more of the same. If it ever works, how can they hide inefficiency and infrastructure decay.

    The latest con is they want to test your water because of lead pipes.
    Translation: Water plant obsolete and should have been upgraded 10 years ago.

  3. rufusx on November 9, 2023 at 9:17 am said:

    My question is – will it be accessible from outside the US (unlike the current one – which is not)?

  4. Numerous folk leaving that communications and culture department, we wonder why?

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