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