Belvedere revamps website as part of effort to improve communication
Belvedere has a new website and an updated logo, part of the city’s ongoing efforts to improve its communication with its residents.
Both debuted Oct. 2 after several months of planning. The rebrand cost Belvedere about $18,000, said City Manager Robert Zadnik, with roughly $14,000 for the new logo design and $4,000 to set up the website, which will cost about $2,400 annually to maintain.
City officials identified improving communications as a priority for the year at their annual goal-setting meeting in March. The website redesign is intended to make it “easier to use and faster to find the information you want,” according to a post on the site. It includes “quick answers” to frequently asked questions, streamlined ways to report issues or provide feedback and improved search functionality, according to the city.
The new Belvedere city logo was designed by Petaluma-based The Design Guild, and it will be phased into city branding and communications “in an appropriate and cost-effective way” over time, according to the new city website.