Digital Team Roadmap
Since launching Boston.gov in July 2016, we've been committed to:
- collecting feedback from our users, using it to improve the website
- supporting the City's many departments in making resources more accessible to the public, and
- remaining transparent about our progress.
There's a lot of work to be done. Our biggest task is prioritizing improvements and how much time we spend on any specific project. We'll be keeping this roadmap updated to provide a window into our priorities for the next year. We also want to give you an opportunity to tell us what improvements you want to see.
Hit us up by using that "feedback" link at the top of the page. Want even more detail? You can always stay up to date on our work by tracking our open source work in Github.
- Ability to sign up for City newsletters via the website
- Better page layout when printing pages
- Improved contact forms to more easily contact a department
- A consolidated pattern library (view in Github)
- Improved search (current version at search.boston.gov)
- Improved translations (currently powered by Bing Translate)
- Enhanced navigation
- Decreasing white space and padding
- Better integration of maps and geographic data
- Enhanced calendar
- Bugs and broken windows
- BOS:311 + How it's changing in Github
- Transactions we're rethinking and moving online (view in Github)
- Buying death certificates online (currently not available)
- Improved display for unofficial elections results
- Improved online form for the annual census
- Assessing Online and abatement and exemption forms (view in Github)
- Improved transparency around legislation and public meetings
- No Tow/Street Sweeping notifications (view in Github)
- An online store to sell Boston swag
Interested in seeing what we get done each week? Read through our weekly release notes in Github.
Public notices online; digital public notices become official public record.
Website visitors can view online data visualizations for the FY18 City of Boston budget.
Bostonians could look up their potential change in taxes if the Community Preservation Act was passed in the City's last election.
We're a small but mighty group of developers, designers, communications specialists, and product managers building digital experiences designed around the needs of our constituents.
We work to make these tools beautiful, welcoming, and highly useful.