New city website launches, will include Pinterest, foreign language

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- City of Charleston officials have announced a new and updated city website will be launched Wednesday.

      The new site will have the same address as the old one,, but will have a new search feature and be more user friendly.

      Other new features include:

      • Features for those with physical impairments
      • A foreign language translation tool
      • Email and/or text notifications for a variety of topics, including emergency notifications.
      • A "Bidline" module that gives businesses easy access to new projects ready for bid while keeping citizens up to date on new projects
      • Budget, check registry and salary information
      • Calendar of city events and meetings

      "Providing the best possible customer service is our primary goal," Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. said in a press release. "The new website provides great, easy to find information to our citizens. The new website is another layer of customer service which will provide rapid communication about a service request and ensure that our citizens receive the most efficient and timely service."

      The site will also have upgraded social media connectivity, including the city's Pinterest page.