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City of Tampa Introduces Convenient and User-Friendly Online

Lindsey Spindle
January 18, 2001
Porter Novelli International

TAMPA, Fla. /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Tampa ushers in a new era of convenient government services for its constituents today by launching its new eCommerce website. Tampa's new website, www.TampaGov.com, promises to offer a broad range of government information and time-saving services for Tampa's businesses & citizens. Florida Local Interactive, a subsidiary of eGovernment leader NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV), will continue to develop and oversee TampaGov.com's daily operations on behalf of the City.

TampaGov.com's First application is an online store for the Tampa Museum of Art. To introduce this service, over 50 items from the Guilders Museum Store will be available for purchase online. Over the next few months, the store will expand its inventory by adding several hundred additional gift items. Using leading-edge security technology, TampaGov.com will accept both Visa and MasterCard as payment for Tampa Museum of Art online store purchases.

TampaGov.com will introduce several other online government services in the coming months. Next month, a series of public safety-related services are scheduled for launch. Tampa citizens will be able to request police documents, including incident and accident reports, through the Tampa Police Department. In the coming months, TampaGov.com expects to deliver timesaving services for online business licensing, utility payment processing, permitting, and parking administration.

"The City of Tampa intends to provide excellence in eGovernment services," said Tampa Mayor Dick A. Greco. "With TampaGov.com, we are showing our commitment to be the most progressive and user-friendly eGovernment city in the country. Tampa is a pro-business and pro-citizen community, and our website will continue to deliver technology that saves time for all of our constituents."

"TampaGov.com clearly shows what can happen when a government insists on offering the best online government services to its constituents," said Mukesh Patel, President of Florida Local Interactive. "The Tampa Museum of Art online store is a great First step for the portal, and my team is busy developing the next wave of eGovernment services to be offered in February."