City Calendar Policy Order

Whereas: The community calendar on the City of Cambridge website could increase engagement and participation in city events through a user-centered redesign process; and

Whereas: Adding additional filters such as searching by location, day of the week, and/or cost would expedite access to community events; and

Whereas: A visual calendar would facilitate a more intuitive and user friendly experience for less tech-savvy members of the community; and

Whereas: Subscribable email and/or RSS updates would allow interested residents to be reminded about relevant city meetings and events; and

Whereas: Neighborhood groups, nonprofits, and other organizations seeking to put on events to benefit city residents should have access to a preapproved posting process encouraging greater participation; now therefore be it

Ordered: The City Manager be and hereby is requested to confer with the appropriate departments to hold a public meeting seeking input from the public about the best design for the city’s calendar; and be it further

Ordered: The City Manager be and hereby is requested to use the design guidelines from this meeting to redesign the city’s online calendar; and be it further

Ordered: The City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the council on this matter.

 


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