Hialeah has launched a new, interactive website that allows residents to pay bills online, track inspection times and check out photos of city events.
The website is already running, and features a new design as well as new features. The project was led by city staff and developed by an outside web developer.
With a flamingo-pink background and scrolling pictures, the look of the new home page is always changing. It’s a fully bi-lingual site with large, easily accessible tabs for the most-used features, and works on smart phones.
The website address remains the same — www.hialeahfl.gov — but the revamped version was shown off at a Tuesday council meeting.
“We’re thinking about how we’re making it easier for the public to do business with the city,” said Marla Alpizar, Hialeah ’s director of education and community services.
Residents can still pay their water and sewer, and solid waste bills online, but now they can also track an inspector and his estimated time of arrival for their own city inspections. A searchable map allows residents to pull up land zoning information or look up recycling collection dates by address or folio. An automated complaint form allows residents to quickly report problems.
Other features allow resident to check on the progress of construction projects throughout the city and to watch the city’s news channel online.
“It’s one of the many ways we improve here,” Mayor Carlos Hernandez said at the council meeting.
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