Woodlake debuts web site

City shows off new 4Creeks-designed web site, discusses the potential of offering recordings of council meetings

WOODLAKE – When the wealthy land developer from Southern California Gilbert. F. Stevenson founded Woodlake in 1912, his company “The Woodlake Townsite Company” promoted his vision for a planned community surrounded by citrus orchards, and claimed it was “the fastest growing town in Central California.” Today, over a century later, the town of true western hospitality continues their promotion on their brand new web site.

Equipped with a flashy new logo—courtesy of 4Creeks Creative—the web site welcomes visitors with the backdrop of California’s trademark golden hills with easy-to-read prompts directing users toward online payment portals, meeting agendas, city documents and COVID-19 resources.

Community services director Jason Waters said the site is still a work in progress and that some information that was on the previous web site is still in the process of being transferred over.

At the March 8 council meeting, the city also discussed the possibility of offering online recordings of council meetings in the era of COVID-19, where video chat services like Zoom have taken work culture by storm. While the city already provides live Zoom screenings of their council meetings, offering recordings would reportedly cost the city roughly $7,200 a year for the three terabytes of storage space needed through Zoom and staff time, or about $3,100 if the city chose to use Google Drive instead. Council chose to table the discussion in light of the substantial price tags.

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