Sierra Madre’s website and use of social media to reach local citizens received a 100% rating according to an Internet Strategy Report by Tripepi Smith & Associates, an Orange County technology public affairs firm. The report was released in July 2013 and focused on the ways in which cities embrace social media, offer greater transparency and increase citizen access to their government. Of the 88 cities in Los Angeles County, Sierra Madre shared top honors with Culver City. Three criteria were analyzed: access and usability of the website, engagement of social media tools, and fostering transparency and citizen engagement. Sierra Madre citizens have access to city documents online, a Facebook page, Twitter, eBlasts, calendar of events, and City News.
The full report can be found at: http://www.tripepismith.com/los-angeles-county-city-internet-strategy-analysis-3rd-edition/