The city of Costa Mesa has launched a news blog for 2016, but if you’re looking to leave comments it’s not set up for that.
Here’s the news release:
The city of Costa Mesa’s Communications and Marketing team has launched Costa Mesa Connected, a blog site that is intended to be a source of news and events happening at City Hall and around the town.
In addition to important public information, stories about city initiatives, public works projects and public safety, Costa Mesa Connected will feature information about the arts and leisure and local schools.
Also, the news blog will have a new Community Calendar where members of the public can submit events that fall under a set of new guidelines. Previously, the city restricted its calendar items solely to city-sponsored events.
This new Community Calendar will now broaden the submission criteria and allow more community groups to submit their events.
The news blog also has a feature called Ask City Hall, where residents can find answers to some current issues and there will also be links to the city’s official Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Costa Mesa Connected can be accessed at http://cityofcostamesanews.com/. It will also be accessible on the city’s official webpage by clicking the News tab at the bottom of the page.
Most city websites have a news page which aren’t the easiest to navigate and mostly run city press releases. The Costa Mesa page aimed to make news more usable for city residents.
The local Costa Mesa blogs and various Facebook groups still offer plenty of places for commentary from Costa Mesa residents. You didn’t think the city would provide a taxpayer-paid resource to blast Jim Righeimer did you?