Burbank, California Receives Top Local Government Website Award

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BurnankUSA.com has been recognized as a 2011 Top Local Government Website Award recipient by online encyclopedia and reference resource Juggle.com for creating a culture of innovation for local businesses and for creating advocacy for community members.

Burbank, California

As a city that is home to many major media companies, Burbank strives to maintain a top quality web site to go with our top quality City services.

BurnankUSA.com has been recognized as a 2011 Top Local Government Website Award recipient by online encyclopedia and reference resource Juggle.com for creating a culture of innovation for local businesses and for creating advocacy for community members.

This year’s recipients applied innovative web technology in order to provide citizens with an overview of local programs and businesses within the community. BurbankUSA.com is one of several top notch Local Government portals helping to support and strengthen the local community.

According to Keith Sterling, Public Information Officer for the City of Burbank, “We try to anticipate what features our users would need and make them available. We have also used the input from citizens to determine what features are most wanted, such as on-line bill paying and a search function. Among the popular features of the Burbank website are the park and recreation class registration forms, City Council meeting agendas and videos, and the calendar of events. People can also pay their utility bills and their parking tickets on-line.”

Award finalists offer an array of features and functionality that cause them to surpass websites in their class. The Juggle.com government awards editors hand-selected this year’s Top Local Government Award recipients by evaluating a variety of site features and functionality, including usability, timely content, access to e- government services and technological innovation.

“As a city that is home to many major media companies, Burbank strives to maintain a top quality web site to go with our top quality City services. Since so many people access their information through their phones, we recently debuted a mobile phone version of the web site. This offers our web site formatted in a way which makes it easier for citizens to view and access the site on their phones,” noted Sterling.

Award recipients receive a feature page on Juggle.com that includes an interview with one of the individuals responsible for maintaining or managing each website. For Burbank’s feature, visit http://www.juggle.com/burbank-california-top-city-government-website. Belleville, Illinois-based Juggle.com is an online encyclopedia and reference resource featuring facts, articles, images, biographies, and statistics covering thousands of popular topics. For more information on Juggle and other topics, visit http://www.juggle.com.

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