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August 9, 2001 


Mayor Jeremy Harris announced today that the city’s web site ( has been selected by a nationally recognized government/Internet “think tank” as the best in the country for cities with populations between 250,000 and 500,000 and ranked third overall among all cities regardless of size. (Honolulu’s population is 876,000, but its employee count and budget are more comparable to cities of ¼ - ½ million residents due to the state administering many county and municipal level services.) 

“I am very proud of this honor because it reaffirms our success in servicing the public with cutting-edge technology,” the Mayor said. “It is also a compliment to our ongoing efforts to effectively communicate with the public. Our Department of Information Technology has played an outstanding role in earning this recognition.” 

The web site rankings were done by The Civic Resource Center, which studied the web sites of every city in the country with a population greater than 100,000. It measured more than 70 different variables, including information delivery, technology, e-policies and on-line services. The results were announced on August 7. ( 

Honolulu provides a variety of on-line services which enable the public to do transactions, report problems, get information and even assist children with their homework. In addition, the city provides computers and printers in some recreation centers for free use by the public. 


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