City Hopes to Increase Community Interaction
The City of Kuna launched their new website this week and it contains new features to increase interaction with city residents.
Visitors will notice a dramatic difference in color and photographs featuring different aspects of Kuna including agriculture, wildlife and the Snake River. The project has taken over a year with the big push to finish occurring during the last 4 months according to Mike Borzik, Kuna GIS Mapping Specialist who headed up the website project.
He pointed out some new features on the website that the city hopes will inspire citizens to become more active with city government and the community.
The first, a feature named “Notify Me” that will allow residents who sign up to receive e-mail alerts on a variety of subjects including issues with city parks, open bids available, news flashes from the water department, calendar event updates, city council and other department agendas for meetings and more.
Second, it is much easier to let the city know something is wrong on the “Report a Concern” feature. This allows citizens to report graffiti, dead or sick trees, broken street lights and water main breaks. You can even track your reports to see what status the city is at with your report.
Third, the community voice feature allows residents to make suggestions to the city. It also allows one to look at other suggestions and comment on them. Areas include community activity ideas, economic development, neighborhood enhancement and more. The system also allows people to suggest new topics and initiatives.
As of press time on Wednesday, visitors to www.cityofKuna.com still saw the old city’s website. On that page is a link to the new website at www.kunacity.id.gov. According to Borzik, within a few days, the links should take you directly to the new website if you visit