On September 14, 2017 we launched a newer version of the McLendon-Chisholm website. It has been such a pleasure in working with all involved thus far. And this is only the beginning of having more information to share among our neighbors to even outside our city limits for those prospective citizens. Initially, Mayor Pro Tem Wayne Orchard and Council Member Scott Turnbull took up this online project. It’s just a part of what we would like to achieve in improving our communications and being a reliable valuable resource to meeting our citizen’s needs.
One of the repeated requests for improvement was the navigation. We decided to incorporate a Mega Menu. The menu expands to be able to view all of the items in the top level categories instead of having to go to each one to view if that’s the page you need to go to. To improve how Agendas and Minutes are featured our City Secretary is now putting them either on the following three pages City Council Meetings, Planning & Zoning Meetings or Board of Adjustments Meetings.
Documents Have Been Moved
Thanks to our wonderful City Secretary Lisa Palomba and our past Secretaries who have been diligent at making sure that we are meeting TOMA requirements. As a courtesy they have shared the Agendas to our City Fan Page on Facebook. Unfortunately, because of the recent changes any Agendas previously posted on Facebook or wherever used will have web address links that will receive a 404 error message. Simply note the date and meeting type then visit our City website hover over Government in the Mega Menu to locate which submenu to choose. The Agendas and Minutes will be categorized by dates. There are no plans to update the Facebook Fan Page post links.
Questions and Answers about the Sonoma Public Improvement District. It’s been a constant battle of having to repeat over and over what are the facts about who pays for what, knowing the difference between a PID verses a Mud and to refute the hateful rumors that there is something nefarious going on. We have made a gallant effort to make sure that the developer has been aware of our concerns and to improve their builder’s sales teams efforts to keep their homebuyers educated. There absolutely should be no excuse for any homebuyer to not know or claim that they didn’t know about the PID prior to closing.
Why wait for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month to hear from our leadership? Believe it or not, our Mayor is a good writer. He enjoys sharing information for you to choose to read or not. This will be a good platform for residents to be informed. So get ready to hear more from your elected officials in MC!
Learn Our History
This will be a longterm working project that will involve our Citizens. Our goal is to capture photos, old drawings and share legendary stories. We are in the process of creating a list of those who have lived here for generations to interview. If this is something that interests you and/or someone that you may know will you please contact our City Secretary so that we can make arrangements to visit one on one.
View MC News
This is another blogging opportunity where Citizens can contribute their neighborhood news. HOA leadership that is responsible for communications this is a great opportunity for you to share events, triumphs, celebrate a neighbor of the year to lessons learned. We already received our first article related to road improvements and we look forward to sharing this posting. Our goal is to include a link to your MC news contribution in an upcoming city eblast. So tell your neighbors to get signed up to receive notifications here.
Community Room Reservations
Did you know that the City Hall Chamber can be reserved to host events? View the Calendar and see what dates are available to reserve for your next event. Your name or purpose of the gathering will not be posted or publicized. In fact, your reservation will be listed as a date. The City Secretary will follow-up in a timely manner.
Report Code Violation
This is a simple online form that will be sent to the proper department to review and follow through in citations.
New Resident Information
Find essential contacts for utilities, schools, government offices and more! If the entity has a website we will link it in addition to their contact information. For now you may see a listing, but we are in the middle of making it a bit more graphically pleasing.
In addition of listing our upcoming Municipal Election information. One group of volunteers that you don’t hear too much about is those who work the polling stations. I commend those who take time out of their day to be a part of our democratic process. As well as being unbiased, YET very helpful to those who come to vote. So we wanted to take the initiative to share some information not only about voter registration, but also to consider being a volunteer to work the polling stations.
I look forward to sharing more information about our Web 2.0 expansion and upcoming features that I hope that all will be excited as I am to want to get involved in connecting our City and beyond our city limits.