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Name not shown inside City Boundary March 22, 2019, 8:47 AM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Weekly


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Desktop or laptop computer


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



Tell us what you like or dislike most about the website.
Easy to get agendas, but having all the staff reports with the agenda would be easier than downloading one at a time.


Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
Accessory dwelling units, Alarm registration, AlertBenicia, Animal care services, Announcements, Arts & culture, Benicia Marina, Building permits & inspection, Business licenses, City cemetery & memorials, City projects, City holiday schedule, City of Benicia This Week, Classes, camps & activities, Code enforcement, Community Center, Community emergency response training, Community events, Department information (hours, contact information), Dog licensing, Elected/appointed officials information (Council, boards, commissions), Emergency & disaster preparedness, Emergency services (police, fire, hospitals, PG&E, water leaks), Fire prevention & education, Fire inspection & permits, Forms, Frequently asked questions, GIS (Geographical Information Systems), Library, Historic preservation, Historical information, Housing, Living with wildlife, Measure C, Meeting calendar, Meeting information (e.g. minutes, agendas, reports, webcasts), Municipal code, Official documents - public records, Parks, facilities & rentals, Permit information & applications, Priority-based budgeting, School District link, Senior Center, Short-term rental registration, Social media, Streets information (repairs, cleaning schedules), Swim center & aquatics, Streets & roads, Street lights, Transportation options and bus service, Trash and recycling information, Trees, Utility billing, Visitor services & tourism, Voting & election information, Water & sewer rates, Water conservation, Wastewater treatment, Water treatment & delivery, Winter storm preparedness

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 14, 2019, 9:14 PM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Occasionally


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Desktop or laptop computer


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
Accessory dwelling units, AlertBenicia, Animal care services, Announcements, Arts & culture, Benicia Marina, City cemetery & memorials, City projects, City holiday schedule, Classes, camps & activities, Code enforcement, Community Center, Community emergency response training, Community events, Dog licensing, Emergency & disaster preparedness, Emergency services (police, fire, hospitals, PG&E, water leaks), Fire prevention & education, Forms, Library, Historic preservation, Historical information, Meeting information (e.g. minutes, agendas, reports, webcasts), Parks, facilities & rentals, Senior Center, Streets information (repairs, cleaning schedules), Sustainability, Swim center & aquatics, Streets & roads, Street lights, Transportation options and bus service, Trash and recycling information, Trees, Utility billing, Voting & election information, Water & sewer rates, Water conservation, Wastewater treatment, Water treatment & delivery

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 14, 2019, 2:28 PM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Weekly


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Desktop or laptop computer


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



Tell us what you like or dislike most about the website.
I can't print meeting adgendas; they only print part of the page.


What features or improvements would you like to see?
Fewer links to get to given data.


Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
Business licenses, City projects, City holiday schedule, City of Benicia This Week, Code enforcement, Community emergency response training, Community events, Demographics, Department information (hours, contact information), Elected/appointed officials information (Council, boards, commissions), Emergency & disaster preparedness, Emergency services (police, fire, hospitals, PG&E, water leaks), Fire prevention & education, Forms, Frequently asked questions, GIS (Geographical Information Systems), Library, Historical information, Measure C, Meeting calendar, Meeting information (e.g. minutes, agendas, reports, webcasts), Municipal code, Official documents - public records, Parks, facilities & rentals, Permit information & applications, Priority-based budgeting, School District link, Senior Center, Streets information (repairs, cleaning schedules), Streets & roads, Transportation options and bus service, Trash and recycling information, Utility billing, Visitor services & tourism, Voting & election information, Water & sewer rates, Water conservation

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 12, 2019, 7:46 AM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Occasionally


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Desktop or laptop computer, Smartphone


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



What three things would you like to see on the homepage?
I think the homepage is gorgeous and well organized. I like the Residents & Visitors and City Departments down menus very handy.


Tell us what you like or dislike most about the website.
I think the picture is beautiful and am happy that the icons are limited keeping it clutter free


What features or improvements would you like to see?
I would like to see the links work to contacts from the subpages such as Parks & Rec Community services staff. None of them seem to work.


Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
Alarm registration, AlertBenicia, Animal care services, Announcements, Arts & culture, Building permits & inspection, City holiday schedule, City job recruitment, Community Center, Dog licensing, Elected/appointed officials information (Council, boards, commissions), Emergency services (police, fire, hospitals, PG&E, water leaks), Forms, Frequently asked questions, Library, Senior Center, Streets information (repairs, cleaning schedules), Street lights, Trash and recycling information, Visitor services & tourism, Water & sewer rates, Water treatment & delivery


Please share the names or URLs of any favorite municipal websites that you visit?
Senior center, library, classes, camps & activities,


Is there anything else you'd like to share with us?
It would be good to have a contact for notifying the city about shrubs or trees that block sidewalks and signs.

Russ Clifton inside City Boundary March 11, 2019, 6:29 PM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Monthly


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Desktop or laptop computer, Smartphone


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



What three things would you like to see on the homepage?
Refinery H2S monitors, daily water production and wastewater flow, PD and FD calls


Tell us what you like or dislike most about the website.
No dislikes


What information have you had difficulty finding on the website?
Searching the BMC


What features or improvements would you like to see?
Ease of searching the BMC


Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
AlertBenicia, City projects, City job recruitment, Code enforcement, Elected/appointed officials information (Council, boards, commissions), Emergency & disaster preparedness, Emergency services (police, fire, hospitals, PG&E, water leaks), Streets information (repairs, cleaning schedules), Wastewater treatment, Water treatment & delivery


Please share the names or URLs of any favorite municipal websites that you visit?
City of Richmond


Is there anything else you'd like to share with us?
Thank you

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 11, 2019, 3:39 PM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia, I work in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Weekly


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Desktop or laptop computer, Tablet, Smartphone


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



What three things would you like to see on the homepage?
Direct link to "Pay Utility Bill Here"
Direct link to Special Announcements



Tell us what you like or dislike most about the website.
Dislike having to drill down several levels to get to desired pages


What features or improvements would you like to see?
List of city based social groups, clubs and organizations.


Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
Alarm registration, AlertBenicia, Animal care services, Announcements, City of Benicia This Week, City job recruitment, Classes, camps & activities, Community Center, Community emergency response training, Community events, Department information (hours, contact information), Dog licensing, Elected/appointed officials information (Council, boards, commissions), Emergency & disaster preparedness, Emergency services (police, fire, hospitals, PG&E, water leaks), Fire prevention & education, Fire volunteer programs, Forms, Municipal code, Official documents - public records, Parks, facilities & rentals, Police volunteer programs, Senior Center, Streets & roads, Street lights, Utility billing, Water & sewer rates

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 11, 2019, 3:24 PM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Monthly


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Tablet, Smartphone


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



What three things would you like to see on the homepage?
Hours
Main phone number
Links to departments


Tell us what you like or dislike most about the website.
Hard to search within departments, especially for homeowners with regard to permits. Too many unsearchable pdfs


What information have you had difficulty finding on the website?
See above


What features or improvements would you like to see?
Chat?
Decision trees



Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
AlertBenicia, Animal care services, Announcements, Arts & culture, Building permits & inspection, Cannabis program, City cemetery & memorials, City projects, City holiday schedule, City of Benicia This Week, Classes, camps & activities, Code enforcement, Community Center, Community emergency response training, Community events, Demographics, Department information (hours, contact information), Elected/appointed officials information (Council, boards, commissions), Emergency & disaster preparedness, Emergency services (police, fire, hospitals, PG&E, water leaks), Fire prevention & education, Fire volunteer programs, Fire inspection & permits, Forms, Frequently asked questions, Library, Historical information, Living with wildlife, Measure C, Meeting calendar, Meeting information (e.g. minutes, agendas, reports, webcasts), Municipal code, Official documents - public records, Parks, facilities & rentals, Permit information & applications, Senior Center, Streets information (repairs, cleaning schedules), Swim center & aquatics, Streets & roads, Transportation options and bus service, Trash and recycling information, Trees, Utility billing, Water & sewer rates, Wastewater treatment, Water treatment & delivery

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 11, 2019, 11:31 AM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Rarely or never


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Desktop or laptop computer, Smartphone


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



What three things would you like to see on the homepage?
1. A map showing ongoing city projects, with clickable links show current state of each project
2. A calendar of events that incorporates activities beyond city-run meetings (i.e. incorporate events from other Benicia community sources).
3. Announcements


Tell us what you like or dislike most about the website.
Like: Easy access to most city government offices.
Dislike: The site is really just a directory for city offices and has relatively no updated info on topics of interest for residents.


What information have you had difficulty finding on the website?
Any current development projects in the city, or an up-to-date statement about current or future cannabis businesses, for example. It's hard to know what new businesses are being contemplated, or other upcoming developments or projects that might impact citizens.


What features or improvements would you like to see?
The site is a collection of links to various documents without context or explanation. You need to know what you're looking for and how it is organized according to city organizational procedures.


Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
Animal care services, Announcements, Arts & culture, Cannabis program, City projects, City of Benicia This Week, City job recruitment, Classes, camps & activities, Community events, Historic preservation, Historical information, Meeting calendar, Meeting information (e.g. minutes, agendas, reports, webcasts), Permit information & applications, Sports & ballfields, Streets information (repairs, cleaning schedules), Streets & roads, Street lights, Trash and recycling information

Name not shown inside City Boundary March 4, 2019, 9:45 AM

Do you live, work or own a business in Benicia? (Select all that apply.)
I live in Benicia, I work in Benicia


How often do you visit the City of Benicia municipal website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us)?
Daily


Which of the following devices do you use to connect to the City's website? (Select all that apply.)
Desktop or laptop computer, Tablet, Smartphone


How would you rate the following features of the website? (1=poor, 5=good)?



What three things would you like to see on the homepage?
See the City of Lafayette's website, Berkeley, Petaluma, and El Cerrito.


Tell us what you like or dislike most about the website.
Easy to navigate, less governmentese and headings and menu more subject matter rather than government departments. Written in a manner that anticipates what most people want to know. Documents, for the most part, easy to find. El Cerrito is the best with a sense of purpose and community and not government and others.


What information have you had difficulty finding on the website?
Many documents and plans. One has to know how government works to find them. And even then it is hard to find.


What features or improvements would you like to see?
an index of resolutions, ordinances passed in the last 2 - 5 years, links of the resolutions and ordinances to actual meeting. Step by step process for various applications and services.


Here is a list of information that cities often have on their websites. Please click the items that are important to you. (Select all that apply.)
Accessory dwelling units, Affordable housing, Alarm registration, AlertBenicia, Animal care services, Announcements, Arts & culture, Benicia Marina, Bidding on City contracts, Building permits & inspection, Business licenses, Cannabis program, City cemetery & memorials, City projects, City holiday schedule, City of Benicia This Week, City job recruitment, Classes, camps & activities, Code enforcement, Community Center, Community emergency response training, Community events, Demographics, Department information (hours, contact information), Directions, Dog licensing, Elected/appointed officials information (Council, boards, commissions), Emergency & disaster preparedness, Emergency services (police, fire, hospitals, PG&E, water leaks), Fire prevention & education, Fire volunteer programs, Fire inspection & permits, Forms, Frequently asked questions, GIS (Geographical Information Systems), Library, Historic preservation, Historical information, Housing, Living with wildlife, Measure C, Meeting calendar, Meeting information (e.g. minutes, agendas, reports, webcasts), Mills Act program, Municipal code, Official documents - public records, Parks, facilities & rentals, Permit information & applications, Police volunteer programs, School District link, Senior Center, Short-term rental registration, Social media, Sports & ballfields, Streets information (repairs, cleaning schedules), Sustainability, Swim center & aquatics, Street lights, Transportation options and bus service, Trash and recycling information, Trees, Utility billing, Visitor services & tourism, Voting & election information, Water & sewer rates, Water conservation, Wastewater treatment, Water treatment & delivery, Weather information, Winter storm preparedness, Other - Power supply: MCE/PGE, air monitors and air pollutions, refinery events such as flaring and what to do in the event of an event


Please share the names or URLs of any favorite municipal websites that you visit?
see above


Is there anything else you'd like to share with us?
The website needs to be more community driven and not government-centric. This means that if I want to get involved, there is a menu that makes that clear. The current website has too much on the home page and not enough to quickly get to where I need to be. It is set up taxometrically which is not how people think.

Steve Ball inside City Boundary March 1, 2019, 1:38 PM

Please indicate the following:
I live in the City of Benicia


Have you read the Draft EOP and associated annexes?
Yes


If yes, do you feel that anything is missing? Please include below.
Page 13: Hazard Overview should include various types of mass casualty incidents: aircraft crash (commercial or military) active shooter, mass transit accident.
P. 27:Planning Assumptions: Use of volunteer resources should be included here, CERT, BARC, etc.


If your home or business were ordered to be evacuated, are you prepared to evacuate?
Somewhat


If no or somewhat, what can the City do to help you be prepared?
The city has done their part, I could evacuate easily, but I could do things to make evacuation more efficient.


If you were to be evacuated, do you have any mobility issues or special needs?
No


The City utilizes various methods to disseminate emergency information. Which of the following City notification systems are you familiar with? (choose all that apply)
Alert Benicia/Alert Solano (www.alertsolano.com ) – Emergency Alerts Only, City Siren System – Emergency Alerts in conjunction with Alert Benicia/Alert Solano, City of Benicia Website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us), Local Cable Channel


If the City sirens sound, where would you look for additional information? Select all that apply.
City of Benicia Website (www.ci.benicia.ca.us), Local Cable Channel, Other - Benicia CERT contacts


Have you participated in local or national emergency preparedness programs, such as Community Emergency Response Team (Benicia CERT, formerly BERT), Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE), or the American Red Cross?
Yes