Taylorsville unveils new website aimed at greater accessibility, transparency
Find the Info You Need, Explore the City Online
Taylorsville City’s new website went live at the end of June. Look for a new site that is user-friendly, easier to navigate and puts all the information you need about the city in a format that is accessible and intuitive.
Work on the new site started last year with a community survey asking what residents were looking for. The top reasons respondents indicated for visiting the city’s website included: events, information, ordinances, contacts, agendas and phone numbers. Website users also mentioned wanting more photos showing the community, easier access to events and meetings, and local business directories. The new site includes many new features. For example:
Toggle between Events and News on the front page to see the latest city information.
Click on the summaries attached to the beautiful banner pictures on the front page to read in more depth about those subjects.
"Search in steps" by choosing from an interactive drop-down menu to find what you are looking for. The information changes depending on your search.
Check out the full calendar to add events to your own calendar or suggest events to the city for promotion.
Based on the feedback received, the website was designed to provide better search features, more apparent department buttons, easy-to-find information about the city, and updated links. The design includes attractive graphic elements and beautiful photography that serve as a showcase of the community. In addition, city employees have worked to streamline information and prune outdated content. They narrowed the old site’s 235 web pages down to 124 pages and added 25 more, for a total of 149 unique pages making up the website.
City officials hope you'll find the new look eye-catching and the design beautiful, but the new website is also much more than cosmetic. At the very heart of the project was a desire to make it easier for residents to find information about all the operations of the city. The primary goal has been to put the information important to you literally at your fingertips.
The aim is an effortless system in which you can find and access anything you are interested in: from documents, such as City Council meeting minutes and agendas, to the latest news about Taylorsville and details about events, to information about how to get a business license or building permit, as well as access to city services such as Animal Control and Code Enforcement. Look for an easy-to-read City Code and corresponding updates, and of course, contact information for city departments and staff.
In addition to increased transparency, city leaders hope that the new website also will result in greater community engagement. Not only will the new site be a go-to source of information, but it will provide a showcase for our city. The updated design, graphics and photography make the site an attractive place for residents to spend time browsing, while also promoting a positive image of our city to visitors coming across Taylorsville while searching the Internet.
We'll be working out any glitches over the next few months, so if you do notice any broken links or something missing, please send us a notification.