Published on: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 City Manager & Staff Blog

Beta Update

From Craig Terrill, Media Specialist of Takoma Park:

As of Tuesday, November 17, 2015 is officially!

We’re Still In Beta for the Next Thirty Days

The new version of is a pretty radical departure from the previous website. All the technology to run it is brand new and we’re still working in the City to import, sort and improve content.

The plan, as of the publishing of this post, is to stay in beta for the next thirty days.  During those next thirty days…

We Still Need Your Help

The best suggestions on how to improve come from our users. We still need to hear about the good stuff, the bad stuff and the ugly stuff. Use the Make a Suggestion & Report Bugs form and tell us about your experience.

What Next?

It is our sincere hope as City staff that continues to evolve and improve. We’ve spent the last 12 months stripping our web program down to the bare metal. The rebuilt website is much easier to maintain, add content to and use and we’re excited that our residents and stakeholders finally get to use it.

Stay tuned for a City Blog post in mid-December detailing the web development process and a detailed rundown of’s new features.

…and After That?

We want to get ideas up on the whiteboard! We’d love to hear ideas from our users as to what a “phase II” web project will look like. Send an email to, me, the Media Specialist ( so I can make sure it is a part of the discussion.