New City Web Site And A Birthday!
Hope you all had a great Independence Day holiday. As you could tell, we turned down the old Cauldron to simmer for a few days and took some much-needed down time. But, we're back, ready to roll...
PLENTY HAPPENING WHILE WE WERE AWAY
There was plenty going on here in the land of Newport-Mesa while we were away, much of which was not too positive. I'll get to that later on another post.
NEW CITY WEB SITE!
One VERY POSITIVE piece of information waiting for us when we arrived home was the launch of the NEW, IMPROVED city web site. To reach the new site you'll have to change the URL most of us have been using for the old one. The new URL is: www.costamesaca.gov/. Hit that hot link and you'll go directly to the new site that Communication Director Bill Lobdell and his staff and consultants have been working on for many, many months. It looks like it was worth the wait.
As part of the presentation, Lobdell hosts a YouTube video explaining some of the many features available to us on this new site. You should take a few minutes - 6:18 to be precise - and view it. You'll find that video HERE.
Congrats to Lobdell and the City for providing us with this new tool. It's going to take a little "getting used to" as we learn how to navigate through it. But, based on my very cursory trip through it today, I think we all will appreciate the ease with which we can now track down important information, schedules, rules, etc. We may not like the information we find, but that's another story for a different post.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
By the way, over the holiday weekend A Bubbling Cauldron celebrated a birthday. On July 5th we had been in business for seven years - spreading joy to the world. Thanks to those of you who regularly read these pages and especially to those of you who attempt to enhance the discussion by well-reasoned comments on both sides of the issues.
SHIFTED GEARS, AND SITES
As some know, we began this blog using a bargain-basement hosting tool and ran with that for about 18 months. Then, in November, 2006, we started using this host, which provided the capability of posting comments, too. That, of course, has been a mixed blessing.
ONWARD AND UPWARD...
This post will be #1470 on this particular blog host. Since we shifted to this site we've had almost 700,000 page views! Whew! So, we plan to keep on chugging along here, doing the best we can to provide information and opinion on issues important to us. I'll tell you what I think about issues and you can do the same - within reason. We'll continue to welcome your participation and hope that you'll try hard to keep your comments clean and relevant.