A liberal Dane County Board member is criticizing the county’s new website design as being too focused on County Executive Kathleen Falk.
Sup. Dave de Felice, of Madison, introduced a resolution with 16 co-sponsors at Thursday night’s board meeting calling for the creation of a subcommittee of the Personnel and Finance Committee to review the website.
De Felice said it was hard to find information about the County Board on the home page and noted three of the seven photos in the photo gallery feature Falk at different events, including one with President Barack Obama and one with Gov. Jim Doyle.
“It seems to be all about one person and all one person’s exploits and biography and initiatives,” de Felice said. “I respect the county executive, but I think this website production has gone too far.”
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Falk spokesman Josh Wescott said County Board staff were consulted about the layout, content and design of the new website.
“The supervisor’s comments were puzzling given all the public feedback heard to date has been very positive with people pleased how much more user-friendly and easy to access the new site is,” Wescott said.
The website is located at www.countyofdane.com.