For Immediate Release
June 9, 2016
Contact: Susan NortonCommunications and Marketing Director
City Launches Online Code Management System
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville recently completed its conversion to a new code management system, Municode, which is now available to the public from the City’s website by clicking “City Code” on the left navigation of the home page. The new system comes as a result of the City’s efforts to increase its transparency and citizen engagement by expanding its digital infrastructure.
Municode features an intuitive design and search function, making it easy for users to find exactly what they are looking for based on keywords. The system also provides the ability to download individual sections, print, email, bookmark, share and sign up for email notification when codes are changed or updated. Additionally, users can easily view and navigate the City’s code from a mobile device – an important element for systems accessed from the City’s website, which has nearly 50 percent of its users browsing from a handheld device.
The new system, which hosts the City’s Code of Ordinances and provides codification services, improved an in-house process to meet technological advances of today. Prior to the conversion, City staff would codify ordinances, save them as PDF documents, and post the documents to the City’s website. The City Clerk office will continue to play an active role in the codification of ordinances.
“Kim Johnson, senior clerk codifier, and other City Clerk staff worked diligently for many months to complete the conversion for the new code management system,” said City Clerk Treasurer Sondra Smith. “The citizens of Fayetteville should find the system to be very user friendly.”
Municipal Code Corporation is the nation’s largest codifier and has a strong presence in Arkansas, with several county and local governments using its services, including Washington County and Benton County, Springdale, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Eureka Springs, Bella Vista, Fort Smith and Little Rock.