Blue Springs, Mo. – A fresh new look, easier navigation and beautiful local photos are some of the features on the newly redesigned City of Blue Springs’ website, www.bluespringsgov.com.
“Residents, businesses and visitors depend on the City’s website as a resource to stay current on city news, make online payments, and learn more about services and programs available to our community,” said City Administrator Eric Johnson. “The new website is designed with them in mind and features a task-oriented navigation system. Through this new site, we will be able to increase our communication and engagement with the community we serve.”
The City partnered with CivicPlus, the leading government website provider to redesign the City’s website. The new expanded site includes several new features:
• Request Tracker – With this new tool, users can report specific city-based service requests for issues such as potholes, weed and grass violations and others.
• “Notify Me” – In this section, users can sign up to be notified by email and/or text when press releases, agendas, minutes and city bids are posted.
• Permit & Application Center – Through the redesign process, the City has moved all of the forms and applications needed to conduct City business to one location, making it easier for users to find the resources they need.
The new website has a ‘responsive design’ that it automatically identifies the type of device being used to visit the website and presents information in the optimum format for that device. Nearly 40 percent of the City’s website visitors use mobile devices such as smart phones or tablets. With this new design, users will have the same website experience with any device, on any browser, and from anywhere. Navigation buttons lead users to learn more about City government, City services, living, visiting, and operating a business in Blue Springs. Social media icons link users to the City’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pages to help connect the City to our community.
New features will be added in the coming months to engage residents and businesses, gather public input and participation, and communicate with neighborhoods at a hyper-local level.
For more information, contact Kim Nakahodo, communications manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 655-0497.
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