Finding what you need on the City's website just got easier

Whether you want to report a pothole, find out how to license your dog, view a City Council meeting, or get crime statistics, the City of Minneapolis website is the place to turn on the Web. Now, finding what you need on the site is easier than ever. The City of Minneapolis website now uses Google Site Search as a way for residents, businesses, visitors, and anyone else to find information on the site more effectively than ever before. The search box will also make it easier for website visitors to make service requests online by using the Minneapolis 311 system on the Web.

The new search box appears at the top of each page of the City website and returns search results that are greatly improved over the site’s previous search engine. People searching for something specific on the website also have a new option to refine their search using four categories—City Council, Mayor, News, or Police—to see results that are specific to those sections of the website.

In addition to providing a better search engine for residents, the new search function costs considerably less each year than the previous version, stretching taxpayer dollars farther. Google Site Search also requires fewer City resources to maintain.

July 16, 2009

Published Jul. 16, 2009