Compare City of Coral Gables’ Website: It Could be Better (I Think So, Don’t You?)

I have prepared a list of (more or less) randomly selected websites of similar-sized and capable cities in Florida to see how their website stacks up against that of the City Beautiful.  The website of the City of Coral Gables is so outdated and hard to traverse that it is embarrassing for a city with such a large IT unit and budget.

The Coral Gables website is a image of an outdated organization and an indifference in the government to actively and effectively communicate with the citizens.  There are events in the city that are not announced on the website (e.g., Impasse Meeting with the Teamsters), it is  hard to find and access agendas of the Commission and boards and if have you send an email to a department you may not expect a good response (although responses seem to have improved under City Manager Salerno).

Open the websites and compare them to Coral Gables.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

One Response to Compare City of Coral Gables’ Website: It Could be Better (I Think So, Don’t You?)

  1. Robert Burr says:

    Our city’s web site has always been a major disappointment. Our IT Department goes virtually unchecked, since no one understands what they do. Event those that do not understand the inner workings of IT are not impressed with the results at all. We’re paying for steak, getting chopped liver.

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