April 23, 2010
City's new website includes blogs for aldermen
The city's new website includes a long-overdue feature for city aldermen: blogs.
City officials rolled out their new look at www.cityofracine.org earlier this month. The new website gives a nice facelift to Racine's online home while retaining connections to useful services like legistar, which tracks all agendas and minutes for city meetings.
One new feature added is a blogging system for City Council members. Each alderman has a page that shows their picture, a map of the district and a blog they can add stories and comments to.
New alderman Eric Marcus, who was just sworn into office Tuesday, is the first (and so far only) to make use of the new blogging system. He's posted three stories and a poll on the Second District page, which you can see at: www.cityofracine.org/2nd
It's a nice tool for the aldermen, and hopefully they'll use it as an opportunity to share their views, float ideas and clue constituents in on important issues.