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Internet Services

Internet Services are responsible for both the Intranet and Internet. Some responsibilities include; website maintainance, developing applications for egovernment, integrating third party tools, and much more.

A Brief History of the Website
Up until 1996, the City did not have a website. At that time, in the beginning of the internet boom, it was decided that the City needed a website that could effectively share information with the citizens.

Having no experience in developing a website, an internal search for web expertise was conducted. The Redwood City Library, already online through Peninsula Library Automated Network(PLAN), was found to have that expertise and was charged with creating and maintaining the city’s first website.

The new website was hosted with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) -- which at the time was making a major push for all Bay Area cities to get online.

In 1998, after two years online, a committee was formed with the mission of redesigning the City’s website. The committee consisted of volunteers, staff, and members of the community. After the committee finalized the design, the City Council approved it, and the site was launched. In 2000, the site was moved from the ABAG servers, to servers at the City Hall Data Center.

In 2003, Redwood City launched its' new website with improved design, content, and navigation. It is the website you are looking at now.

Today, Internet services is providing eGovernment services both for city staff and the public. From Online Utility Bills to eNewsletters to GIS, the Internet Services team is implementing the technologies to bring the city forward and provide the information you want 24/7.

 

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