Providing residents with online access to local government programs and services is one of the City of Carpinteria’s ongoing priorities. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the need for residents to connect with important resources. To best serve the community, the City of Carpinteria has launched a completely updated City website at https://carpinteria.ca.us/ and created an auxiliary site at https://carpinteriahub.com that is dedicated to assisting residents through the pandemic and recovery.
“We’re excited to introduce the public to our new City website,” said City Manager Dave Durflinger. “Designed with users in mind, it’s easy to navigate and has a fresh and contemporary look. It offers residents, businesses and visitors access to the City’s wide range of services, programs, public meetings, local information and contacts.”
The new website is mobile responsive and greatly improves the user experience by automatically responding to various screen sizes. It also includes special features for ADA accessibility, a multi-language translation tool (Spanish, French, Italian, and German), and utilizes the latest technology and strategies for maximizing search engine performance and searchability.
Within Carpinteria’s COVID-19 Community Hub, vast amounts of pandemic information and resources have been distilled into content relevant to the Carpinteria community. Updates are posted regularly, and there are links to carefully vetted resources. The page was designed to answer the wide range of questions that arise for Carpinterians, and it includes resources from a number of community non-profits and agencies working to keep locals safe and healthy.
Additionally, the COVID-19 Community Hub provides a space for local businesses to reach supporters during this challenging time. The “Support Local Businesses” page gives stores and restaurants an opportunity to create their own listings to identify hours, special services, and any other updates.
“We understand that high-quality, accurate information is paramount in this challenging time,” said Carpinteria Mayor Wade Nomura. “This new site will help connect people to the resources they need. We also hope that it draws attention to the creative adaptations made by shops and restaurants. I implore Carpinterians to step up to safely support these local businesses.”
To create a listing, businesses can enter their information at https://carpinteriahub.com/submit-listing/