The city of Agoura Hills has joined the legions of small cities launching sites on the Internet, with a World Wide Web site that will allow residents to access information about city services from home.
The new site, which is to debut online Monday, will have information about polling places in the next election, classes and activities available through the city's recreation department and information about public services, officials said Wednesday.
In a town where City Hall is open only four days a week, the site is a way to allow residents to get information on their own time and reduce phone calls during peak office hours, said Carol E. Tubelis, administrative assistant to the city manager.
"This way they can communicate with City Hall whenever they want to, 24 hours a day," Tubelis said.
The site will have biographical information about City Council members and will allow residents to e-mail them with concerns. Residents also can read the council and planning committee agendas online and eventually the minutes of each meeting. And Tubelis said there will be a section devoted to the city's history and demographics.
Agoura Hills paid $9,000 to a design company to create the page, which is expected to go online in two phases. The static components, text and graphics will be included in the first.
The second phase will have interactive capability, providing users the opportunity to register for recreational activities from their computers, or apply for a business permit online, Tubelis said.
The timing for the second phase will depend on how successful the first phase is, she added.
The city's new Web page can be accessed at http://www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us, beginning Monday.