City OKs website redesign bidPublished 10:13am Thursday, July 24, 2014
The city of Austin is on the path to a new website.
The Austin City Council unanimously approved a bid to redesign the city website during the council’s work session Monday.
Though the city received 32 bids from places as far off as London, U.K., city staff narrowed proposals to three local vendors and council members chose independent consultant Theresa Tucker to redesign the site.
The city will spend $8,500 from its contingency fund for the site redesign as well as $25 per hour to train city staff on how to upload things to the website. Tucker’s proposal was chosen over bids by Tecstra Systems and ViDeyo Arts because it was the cheapest option and because the city would retain control over the website by hosting and uploading to it at staff convenience.
The city hopes to have a new website up and running by Dec. 1.