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‘WRITE-A-THON’ BUILDS NEW CITIZEN-CENTRIC CITY WEBSITE
(July 28, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle today joined City information technology professionals and citizen participants for a unique “Write-a-thon” to create content for the new Honolulu Answers website that provides easy-to-find information about the City and
The new site is at http://answers.honolulu.gov .
“Our new Honolulu Answers site is designed to be simple, resident-focused and easy to use,”
Today’s event, sponsored by the City and nonprofit Code for America, brought participants together at The Greenhouse Innovation Hub in Kakaako to examine topics that people frequently seek information about when they call the City or search the City’s main website, such as driver license renewals, camping permits, and garbage collection.
The result is a comprehensive citizen-focused website that provides straightforward, non-technical answers like those a person would expect to receive from a friend or neighbor. Users can browse a variety of topics and type in questions or key words to receive answers.
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The new site will be continually expanded and updated, and will be linked to additional sources of information. The sites will also soon be accessible on smart phones.
“We have a wonderful community here in
Media contacts: Dept. of Information Technology Deputy Director Forest Frizzell, 768-7806;
Lauren Reid, Code for