Check it out. www.richmondgov.com
According to a blog post at richmondvacitynews.blogspot.com yesterday at 12:18 PM, the Press Secretary's Office announced the newly redesigned website.
It has a nice look. My only criticism so far of the updated site is that URL addresses changed. This would make links on bloggers, individuals, and organizations websites return a broken link. It is important to preserve the accessibility that the community builds around the City's website.
Also worthy of note is the Jones Administration's recent effort to improve communication with the public. Here is a list of official City of Richmond, Virginia blogs, many are new.
Richmond Police Department's Blog
richmondvapolice.blogspot.com The Police Department's blog began in January. Track crime in the "Noteworthy Reports." View photos of wanted and arrested individuals. I learned this interesting fact from the blog, "Further details can be obtained from incident reports at RPD Headquarters’ Information Desk or by calling the numbers listed below. Reports are kept on file for public review for 24 hours."
Press Releases from Mayor's Press Secretary richmondvaannouncements.blogspot.com This blog is a collection of Press Releases that have been issued by Press Secretary Tammy Hawley and Michael Wallace, Public Information Officer III.
Mayor Dwight Jones' blog, nothing on here yet.
Department of Community Development Blog
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities Blog
Department of Public Works
richmondvirginiapublicworks.blogspot.com Nothing yet on this blog.
And a heck of a lot of blogs about Procurement.
Procurement Requests richmondvaprocurementrequest.blogspot.com
Procurement Request Proposals richmondvaprocurementrequestproposals.blogspot.com
Procurement Informal Bids richmondvaprocurementinformalbids.blogspot.com
Procurement Formal Bids richmondvaprocurementformalbids.blogspot.com
Procurement Construction Bids richmondvaprocurementconstructionbids.blogspot.com
Procurement Awards richmondvaprocurementawards.blogspot.com