official city site
AustinTexas.gov, also known as AustinGO!, has officially launched in beta today.
The city’s redesigned web portal offers Austinites an easier, faster way to explore public resources and access information on a wide range of topics, from residential and business services to environmental and sustainability issues and Council meeting schedules.
While the site is powerful (and pretty!), the functionality’s not final yet; it will be in “beta” mode through the official launch on Jan. 10, which means that users are encouraged to provide feedback to help improve and fix any issues.
Even though they’ve just launched today, AustinGO!’s already got big plans for expansion. Increased options for online utility payment are at the top of their to-do list.
Additionally, the city has a new partnership with Code for America, a web-based non-profit that “helps governments become more connected, lean, and participatory through new opportunities for public service — both inside and outside government.”
One way that AustinGO! makes getting involved easier? By making the site easy to view on mobile devices — putting immediate access to info on public parks and libraries at your fingertips, and making finding and contacting emergency services even simpler.
“This is more than a website,” says City Manager Marc Ott. “This is a platform that will evolve and grow to meet Austinites’ future online needs and offer a level of communications and service delivery that we’ve never had before.”