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PortlandOnline.com. We can rebuild it. We have the technology.

Posted in City Hall, open government, politics with tags , , , on June 6, 2008 by Pete Forsyth

PortlandOnline.com is the City of Portland’s official government web site. It is, largely, a broken web site. Information that should be accessible on a web page is typically hidden inside a PDF file. Resource allocations of amounts like $84 million cannot be found without first tracking down the relevant ordinance number, and even then there is precious little information available. (Ten points for whoever can find the $84 million item on this page!)

And no, this isn’t just another one of Pete’s pointless rants — at the end of this post, I’ll explain what’s new and unique about the YouTube video below:

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