FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 6, 2007
Web site connects users with City information by council district
For the first time, residents, staff, businesses and visitors can find information about the City of Kansas City, Mo., by council district on the Web site from a single point. By using the new City Council portal, Web site users also can enter an address to find locations of schools, parks, community centers, police and fire stations, and health facilities in a pop-up map.
Web users can access the portal from the City Council's Web page at http://www.kcmo.org/council.
"I am very excited and look forward to feedback on this wonderful addition to our Web page. I know our citizens and visitors will greatly benefit from this extensive information now at their fingertips," said Councilman Chuck Eddy, 6th District. Eddy worked on the project.
Previously, information about City services, facilities and other news was not available according to council district. By creating a portal, users can find better functionality that improves access to City and council information -- and map the locations.
"The portal uses the Geographic Information Services for the mapping function," said Mary J. Miller, acting chief information officer. "Residents and all other users simply enter a specific address to access a map of points of interest and City services for all council districts."
The portal project is another example of how the Information Technology Department and the City Communications Office, a division of the City Manager's Office, are making more City data available on the Web site.
"The City is striving to place additional services online and improve usability and content so that the most up-to-date information is available on the home page," said Mary Charles, city communications officer.