Temple City Seeks to Makeover Website

CivicPlus to provide a new city website for $35k.

Written by TIFFANY KHA / Published November 30, 2012

The city of Temple City will soon have a made over presence on the World Wide Web.

Last month, the city council approved a service agreement with Civic Plus, a website designer and programmer for $35,082.

“The website is expected to take approximately nine months to complete, which allows for site design, web coding, module development, copywriting, and employee CMS training,” according to a staff report dated October 2, 2012.

According to Assistant to the City Manager Brian Haworth, the new website will be tailored to the city’s needs, for example, enabling Temple City to provide e-Government solutions.

Mr. Haworth also noted that CivicPlus has worked with other local cities, including the neighboring city of San Gabriel.

“We do more than design and program websites. We connect people with their local governments in new, more efficient ways,” says a statement from CivicPlus’ own website.

The company was founded in 2004 and is focused on “specializing in city and county e-government.”

In response to a community member, Mr. Haworth indicated that the term of the contract with CivicPlus will run for three years.

In the first year, the city will pay approximately $35,000, which includes website design. In the second and third years, the city will pay about $2700 and $5700, respectively, for technical support, maintenance, and hosting.

A total of 10 proposals came before city staff.

The website is expected to launch in June 2013.

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