San Dieg’s Civic Website Second Best in Country

Friday, October 1, 2004, 10:29 —by oso
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According to this press release, San Diego’s civic website is the second best in the country.

Denver and San Diego are the best cites for electronic government in the United States, according to the fourth annual urban e-government study by researchers at Brown University.

The study evaluated urban e-government performance based on a number of different dimensions, including the availability of information, the number of online services, privacy and security policies, disability access, foreign language translation, readability, and means of communication between citizens and government.

The San Diego site offers many different services that are prominently displayed on the portal. These services include paying taxes, applying for a government job, and renewing a library book. The site also allows a citizen to enter in his address and access all the government services that are applicable to his neighborhood. This site also features streaming video of the city’s television station, up-to-date weather reports, and privacy and security policies on almost every page.

San Diego’s site was also ranked second in W3C accessibility behind Cincinnati. The entire study can be found here.

San Diego Blog reader Jason Carter has also pointed out that the San Diego civic website has an excellent Voter’s Guide. Now if we could only convince them to offer RSS feeds like so many cities are doing here.

[via SDUT]

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