City of Tampa Introduces Enhanced eGovernment Website; Popular New Services Incorporated into City's Site Redesign

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from National Information Consortium

    TAMPA, Fla., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the City of Tampa unveiled its
 redesigned eCommerce website, www.Tampagov.com.  The new site offers citizens
 and businesses a broad range of government information and timesaving services
 through a single, easy-to-navigate site.  Florida Local Interactive, a
 subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq:   EGOV), assisted City staff with
 the site's redesign.
     Graphically enhanced and reorganized to make conducting government
 business as easy as checking e-mail, the redesign introduces several
 frequently requested online services.  Such applications include a convenient
 police reports service, which now allows constituents to search and request
 accident and incident reports directly from the City of Tampa Police
 Department over the Internet.  A real-time webcast of the City's local cable
 station, CTTV Channel 15, was also launched recently.  This service allows
 visitors to catch up on City news and issues while conducting government
 business online.  In addition, the TampaGov site features current City
 government employment listings and offers a tax receipt search program for
 businesses.
     "When it comes to riding the information superhighway, the City of Tampa
 has no intention of staying in the slow lane," said Mayor Dick A. Greco.
 "Tampa is providing online access to many vital city government services.  We
 are continuing to add important online government services that make it easy
 for people to find what they're looking for, take care of business, and get on
 with their lives."
     "Our goal was to design a website that captures the unique personality of
 Tampa and its citizens," said Mukesh Patel, president of Florida Local
 Interactive.  "To support the new look and feel of the site, we developed a
 citizen-centric approach that puts the users in charge.  We're helping
 citizens obtain the widest possible array of government information by
 combining key city, county, and state government services into a single easy-
 to-use website.  The integrated TampaGov site will allow citizens and
 businesses to connect with government agencies with ease, wherever and
 whenever they want, 24 hours a day."
     In the coming months, TampaGov will add new online services that allow
 citizens to pay parking tickets and utility bills, apply for and renew
 business licenses, apply for building permits, and reserve monthly parking
 spaces in city-owned lots and garages.
 
     ABOUT NIC
     NIC, "The eGovernment Company(TM)," delivers more Web-enabled government
 solutions than any other provider in the world.  The company is helping to
 transform the relationships between government and the communities it serves
 by providing convenient online government services that make life easier for
 businesses and citizens.  Through partnerships at all levels of government,
 NIC manages transactions for hundreds of state & local agencies that serve
 more than 44 million people in the United States and Canada.  For more
 information, visit NIC at http://www.nicusa.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Stephanie Singer of Porter Novelli, 202-973-1379, or
 ssinger@porternovelli.com, for NIC.
 
 

SOURCE National Information Consortium
    TAMPA, Fla., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the City of Tampa unveiled its
 redesigned eCommerce website, www.Tampagov.com.  The new site offers citizens
 and businesses a broad range of government information and timesaving services
 through a single, easy-to-navigate site.  Florida Local Interactive, a
 subsidiary of eGovernment firm NIC (Nasdaq:   EGOV), assisted City staff with
 the site's redesign.
     Graphically enhanced and reorganized to make conducting government
 business as easy as checking e-mail, the redesign introduces several
 frequently requested online services.  Such applications include a convenient
 police reports service, which now allows constituents to search and request
 accident and incident reports directly from the City of Tampa Police
 Department over the Internet.  A real-time webcast of the City's local cable
 station, CTTV Channel 15, was also launched recently.  This service allows
 visitors to catch up on City news and issues while conducting government
 business online.  In addition, the TampaGov site features current City
 government employment listings and offers a tax receipt search program for
 businesses.
     "When it comes to riding the information superhighway, the City of Tampa
 has no intention of staying in the slow lane," said Mayor Dick A. Greco.
 "Tampa is providing online access to many vital city government services.  We
 are continuing to add important online government services that make it easy
 for people to find what they're looking for, take care of business, and get on
 with their lives."
     "Our goal was to design a website that captures the unique personality of
 Tampa and its citizens," said Mukesh Patel, president of Florida Local
 Interactive.  "To support the new look and feel of the site, we developed a
 citizen-centric approach that puts the users in charge.  We're helping
 citizens obtain the widest possible array of government information by
 combining key city, county, and state government services into a single easy-
 to-use website.  The integrated TampaGov site will allow citizens and
 businesses to connect with government agencies with ease, wherever and
 whenever they want, 24 hours a day."
     In the coming months, TampaGov will add new online services that allow
 citizens to pay parking tickets and utility bills, apply for and renew
 business licenses, apply for building permits, and reserve monthly parking
 spaces in city-owned lots and garages.
 
     ABOUT NIC
     NIC, "The eGovernment Company(TM)," delivers more Web-enabled government
 solutions than any other provider in the world.  The company is helping to
 transform the relationships between government and the communities it serves
 by providing convenient online government services that make life easier for
 businesses and citizens.  Through partnerships at all levels of government,
 NIC manages transactions for hundreds of state & local agencies that serve
 more than 44 million people in the United States and Canada.  For more
 information, visit NIC at http://www.nicusa.com .
 
     CONTACT:  Stephanie Singer of Porter Novelli, 202-973-1379, or
 ssinger@porternovelli.com, for NIC.
 
 SOURCE  National Information Consortium