I’m not a big fan of a lot of the navigation within the City of Worcester website, and my feeling was confirmed last week when I spoke with a fellow attendee of the Economic Development Committee and she said that she couldn’t find the agenda on the city website.
I can’t blame her — as far as I can tell, it takes five non-intuitive clicks to get to a committee agenda.
The city should provide the link to the agenda in the “More Information” section of the calendar item — see this calendar entry for the Inauguration for an example of what should happen for every meeting. You should also be able to click on Mayor & City Council, then Standing Committees, and get an agenda for a selected committee. Alas, that’s not the case, either.
Here’s how you find the committee agendas:
Step 1: Click on the Mayor & City Council link in the City Government section of the left menu.
Step 2: When you are brought to the Mayor & City Council page, click on the Agendas & Minutes link in the Related Pages section of the left menu.
Step 3: When you are brought to the Agendas & Minutes page, click on the Standing Committee Journal Archive link in the middle of the page (right part of the screen).
Step 4: When you are brought to the Standing Committees page, select the committee of your choice in the Related Pages section of the left menu. (Note to the city: the completely undescriptive “Related Pages” should not be the heading for half of the left-menu items.)
Step 5: You’ll be brought to the Agenda & Minutes page of the committee you selected. Click on the link for Current/Upcoming [Committee Name] Agenda to get the agenda for the latest meeting. The drop-down lists by year contain minutes for the committee meetings.