Web Accessibility

This Accessibility Section provides a set of established guidelines adopted by Muskegon-MI.gov, a checklist of design considerations and additional references. The checklist provides a quick reference for numerous design issues. Additional references are provided for those who wish to gain a broader understanding of disability and accessibility issues.

Muskegon-MI.gov has adopted Section 508 and W3C Web Accessibility Initiative standards and guidelines as the benchmark to further Universal Accessibility. These Section 508 guidelines where published to the federal register on December 21, 2000 and will be implemented in portals by June 21, 2001. The Access Board (the federal board assigned to create Section 508 standards) used the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative guidelines as the benchmark for developing their standards. For more information about the Access Board and guidelines visit their Web site http://www.access-board.gov

The City of Muskegon embraces these standards and will be evaluating our site on a regular basis, increasing the opportunity for all individuals to access information over the Internet. The Universal Access Design Standards are being integrated into Muskegon-MI.gov and will continue to evolve as new technologies and opportunities emerge.

  1. A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided via “alt” (alternative text attribute), “long-desc” (long description tag), or in element content.
  2. Web pages shall be designed so that all information required for navigation or meaning is not dependent on the ability to identify specific colors.
  3. Changes in the natural language (e.g., English to French) of a document’s text and any text equivalents shall be clearly identified.
  4. Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
  5. Web pages shall update equivalents for dynamic content whenever the dynamic content changes.
  6. Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.
  7. Client-side image maps shall be used whenever possible in place of server-side image maps.
  8. Data tables shall provide identification of row and column headers.
  9. Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.
  10. Frames, if used, shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation. Whenever possible, the use of frames will be avoided.
  11. Pages shall be usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic objects are turned off or are not supported, or shall provide equivalent information on an alternative accessible page.
  12. Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation.
  13. An appropriate method shall be used to facilitate the easy tracking of page content that provides users of assistive technology the option to skip repetitive navigation links.
  14. Background colors will be avoided whenever possible since color schemes can create problems with legibility.
  15. Multiple browser testing will be conducted on the current versions of all browsers composing at a minimum 3 percent of total usage on the site. Currently, these browsers include Internet Explorer versions 6 and higher, Firefox versions 1.5 and higher, and Safari.
  16. The Official Web Site of the City of Muskegon will have descriptive, intuitive text links and avoid the use of vague references such as “click,” “here,” “link,” or “this.”

In addition to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, we recognize that Section 508 standards are more specific in specific areas:

  • Flicker 1194.22 (j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz.
  • Skip Navigation 1194.22 (o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.

Checklist of Design Considerations

The following list has been compiled from various sources. The purpose of this list is to provide a summary of the types of issues to consider when creating and designing accessible HTML pages.

Universal Design

  1. Maintain a standard page layout throughout the site.
  2. Avoid the unnecessary use of icons, graphics and photographs.
  3. Use plain backgrounds and simple layouts to improve the readability of text.
  4. Provide a text-only index of your site.
  5. Include textual as well as graphical navigation aids.
  6. Whenever possible, do not abbreviate dates; e.g., use December 1, 1996 rather than 12/1/96
  7. Test your web pages with a variety of web browsers; including graphical browsers with the images turned off and a text based browser, if possible.
  8. Avoid/Limit the use of HTML tags or extensions which are supported by only one browser.
  9. Check images at different resolutions and color depths.
  10. Hyperlinks to downloadable files should include a text description that includes the file type.
  11. Consider the development of a text-only version of the document or site to facilitate access not only by people with visual impairments, but users of non-graphical browsers or slow Internet connections.

Text-Based Design

  1. End all sentences, headers, list items, etc. with a period or other suitable punctuation.
  2. Avoid/Limit using side by side presentation of text, e.g., columns and tables; Consider using pre-formatted text which is available in all versions of HTML and can be displayed with all type of browsers.
  3. Minimize the number of hyperlinks that appear in a single line of text – one hyperlink is best; consider using vertical lists for links wherever possible.
  4. Avoid/Limit the use of bitmap images of text.
  5. Consider beginning lists with a descriptive identifier and the number of items so the users will have an idea of what the list represents and the total length of the list. Using numbers instead of bullets will also help the user to remember items that interest them.
  6. Provide meaningful and descriptive text for hyperlinks, don’t use short hand, e.g. “click here”. (Screen readers can search specifically for linked text, “click here” provides no indication of where the link will take them.) If documents are provided in a specialized format (e.g. PDF, etc.) provide the equivalent text in ASCII or HTML format.

Graphics and Images

  1. Keep the number of colors in your images to a minimum.
  2. Minimize the file size and number of images you display on any one page.
  3. Design your background image, when one must be used, at the lowest color depth and resolution you can.
  4. Ensure that text can always be clearly read at any location against the background.
  5. Avoid/Limit using image maps; provide an alternate text-based method of selecting options when image maps are used, e.g., separate HTML page or menu bar.
  6. Use the [ALT] option within image tags to provide associated text for all images, pictures and graphical bullets.
  7. Consider using described images: provide a hyperlink (the capital letter D is being used at various sites) to a short paragraph describing the image.
  8. If image files are used for graphical bullets in place of standard HTML, it is best to use a bullet character like an asterisk “*” or “o” in the ALT = text field of the <IMG> tag (rather than describing the bullet as: “This is a small purple square”).

Audio/Video Features

  1. Provide text transcriptions or descriptions of all video clips.
  2. If possible include captions or text tracts with a description or sounds of the movie.
  3. Provide descriptive passages about speakers and events being shown through video clips.
  4. Give a written description of any critical information that is contained in audio files contained on your Web site.
  5. If you link to an audio file directly, inform the user of the audio file format and file size in kilobytes.

Emerging or newer technologies including RSS, pod-casting, and XML streams may be used, but should be accompanied by instructions on how to use the data. Alternative means for systems not capable of using these data streams should be provided, this may include descriptions, transcripts, and other text-based alternatives.

Additional References

The following is provided as a reference for Universal Web site Accessibility issues.

The Law

  • http://www.section508.gov/
    The Section 508 Web Site is an excellent source for general information, standards, evaluation, events, and resources surrounding Section 508, which will impact electronic and information technology on the Web.
  • https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/crt/legacy/2009/02/18/508law.pdf
    Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended for the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The content of this document directly relates to the Federal government and any public or private industry contracting with the Federal government.
  • https://www.ada.gov/t2hlt95.htm
    Title II, Section 508 speaks directly to state, local governments and all other public entities. This highlights page provides a concise overview, abbreviated information on specific chapters that must comply with ADA standards and information about the complaint and enforcement process.

Document Accessibility Notice

Having difficulty accessing documents? Write, send an email or call us at:

City Of Muskegon
Dwana Thompson
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49443
(231) 724-6703 (voice)
(231) 724-4127 (TTD)
email: Dwana.Thompson@postman.org

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Events Calendar

Some of the best Festivals, Fairs, & Annual Events happen right here in Muskegon! Below, you’ll find our Events Calendar with times and dates of each event.

Below the calendar, you’ll find detailed information on the bigger events.

View the Events Calendar

Unity Christian Music Festival
Held at Heritage Landing yearly in August, The Unity Christian Music Festival is a three day festival, focused on the best in Christian music, but also including great food, fellowship and family fun! The Festival was started to bring Christians together for public praise, worship and fellowship; to provide a wholesome, family valued entertainment alternative and to raise funds and recruit volunteers for area Christian ministries.

Michigan Irish Muskegon Festival
Held at Heritage Landing in September, this event brings the best in Irish music to Muskegon and features a pub crawl through the pubs of downtown Muskegon.

For more information on the Michigan Irish Festival, feel free to visit MichiganIrish.org.

Miss Michigan Pageant
For over 50 years, the Miss Michigan pageant has been held in Muskegon at the Frauenthal Theater in June. The winner represents Michigan at the Miss America pageant. Visit MissMichigan.org for more details.

Mayfest (May)
Recreational activities, music, dancing, athletic contests, 5K run, rubber duck race. Held every year at Muskegon Community College.

Parties in the Park (June-August)
Held most Friday evenings during the summers at Hackley Park. Live music and beer tent. Come see why we are called the ‘Beer Tent Capitol of the World’.

Message from the Manager

Claiming the distinction of “West Michigan’s Shoreline City”, Muskegon offers the largest beach on this side of the state.

Kite Surfing – Kiteboarding in Muskegon

Did you know that Muskegon is famous for its long, wide sandy beaches? In fact, our beach is the biggest in West Michigan and loved by kite Surfing enthusiasts throughout the world!

Muskegon Government Privacy Policy

Muskegon-MI.gov Privacy Policy

NOTE: Also see the Muskegon Government Terms of Service.

This privacy policy describes how we handle your personal information for services available through the City Web Site (the “Web Site”). By accepting the Privacy Policy and the Conditions of Use Agreement through your use of this Web Site and/or in registration of an account or other use of this Web Site, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance for new users and is otherwise effective on October 17, 2008, and shall continue to be effective thereafter for all users until such time as this Privacy Policy shall be revised.

COLLECTION
You may browse the Web Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to provide us with personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information to our servers.
We may collect and store the following personal information:

• email address, physical contact information, and other identifying information you provide us;

• transaction information based on your activities on the Web Site (such as browsing and searching, including item and content you generate from such search or that relates to your use);

• computer sign-on data, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Web Site, and ad date: other information, including IP address and standard web log information; and

• supplemental information from third parties.

MARKETING
We may provide your personal information to third parties related to this Web Site for their marketing purposes. We may also combine your information with the information we collect from other companies (such as demographic data) to improve and personalize our services.

USE
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience and to provide you with information related to available real estate in West Michigan. You agree that we may use your personal information to:

• provide the services and support you request;

• prevent, potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Conditions of Use Agreement;

• customize, measure, and improve our services and the Web Site’s content and layout; and

• tell you about targeted marketing, updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences; and compare information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties.

OUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety.
We may also share your personal information with:

• real estate developers or service providers related to the Web Site;

• other third parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information;

• law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity (In such events we will disclose name, city, state, telephone number, and email address); and

Although we attempt to restrict disclosure as provided in the agreement, City and any related entity or individual shall not be liable under any circumstances for any disclosure of any kind whether intentional or unintentional.

COOKIES
We may use cookies (small files placed on your hard drive) on certain pages of the Web Site to help analyze our web page flow, customize our services, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety.

A few important things you should know about cookies are that:

• We may offer certain features that are only available through the use of cookies;

• We may use cookies to help identify you and maintain your signed-in status;

• Most cookies are session cookies, meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session; and

• You are always free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of the Web Site.

You may encounter cookies from third parties on certain pages of the Web Site that we do not control. (For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page.) We are not responsible for cookies placed by web sites not under our control and any information obtained by such cookies.

THIRD PARTIES
Except as otherwise expressly included in this Privacy Policy, this document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. If you disclose your information to others, whether they are advertisers, buyers, or sellers on our Web Site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. Since the City does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post any Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Policy changes).

Muskegon Government TOS

Muskegon-MI.gov
CONDITIONS-OF-USE AGREEMENT

NOTE: Also see the Muskegon Government Privacy Policy.

THE CITY OF MUSKEGON (“CITY”) WELCOMES YOU TO OUR WEB SITE. WE ASK THAT YOU READ THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OF USE, WHICH CONSTITUTE A LICENSE THAT COVERS YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY RELATED SITES, AND SHALL GOVERN ANY TRANSACTIONS THAT YOU ENGAGE IN THROUGH THIS SITE OR ANY RELATED SITES (“AGREEMENT”). BY ACCESSING, VIEWING, OR USING THIS SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE WITH THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

The City reserves the right to make changes to the City Web Site and its Conditions of Use and Legal Notices and Policies at any time. Each time you use the City Web Site, you should visit and review the then current Conditions of Use, Legal Notices and Privacy Policy that apply to your transactions and use of this site. If you are dissatisfied with the City Web Site, its content or Conditions of Use and Legal Notices, you agree that your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the City Web Site.

USE OF Muskegon-MI.gov
City grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of City. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any real estate listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of City. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of City and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing City’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of City. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by City. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of City so long as the link does not portray City, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any City logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. Any other use of this site is prohibited, including, but not limited to, use of any features of this site that permit communications or postings to post, transmit, display, or otherwise communicate:

1. any defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, or otherwise unlawful information;
2. any advertisement, solicitation, spam, chain letter, or other similar type of information;
3. any encouragement of illegal activity or commit illegal activities;
4. the impersonation of any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
5. unauthorized use or disclosure of private, personally identifiable information of others; or
6. any materials subject to trademark, copyright, or other laws protecting any materials or data of others in the absence of a valid license or other right to do so.
You understand that we have no obligation to monitor any bulletin boards, chat rooms, web logs, or other areas of the City Web Site, which it may have from time to time, through which users can supply information or material. However, we reserve the right at all times to disclose any information we believe necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Conditions of Use. We also reserve the right to deny access to the City Web Site or any features of such site to anyone who violates these Conditions of Use or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our Web Site or infringes the rights of others.

SITE CONTENTS AND OWNERSHIP
The information contained on this site, including all images, designs, photographs, writings, graphs, data, and other materials (“Materials”) are the property of City or licensed by the City and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights. This material shall not be used for any purpose other than authorized in this Agreement or by the written consent of City. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on all copies of the Contents. You shall comply with all copyright laws worldwide in your use of this Web Site and prevent unauthorized copying of the Contents. Except as provided in this Notice, City does not grant you any express or implied right in or under any patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secret information.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
The information on this Web Site does not constitute endorsement of a particular builder, developer, real estate development, product, service, supplier or vendor. Listing of real estate or services, or any entity on this site is not a warranty by City of the quality or efficacy of care, products or services furnished by a particular vendor, entity or any service provided by a developer, builder or supplier. You expressly agree that use of this Web Site is at your sole risk. All information provided is for demonstration purposes only and your reliance on such information as at your sole risk. Neither City, its affiliates, nor any of their officers, directors, employees, agents, third-party content providers, or licensors (collectively, “Providers”), or the like, warrant that this site will be uninterrupted or error-free; nor do they make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of this site, or as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability, security, or currency of the Materials provided on this site.
The Materials may contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or outdated information. Further, City does not warrant reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the site. City reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the site. City may make any other changes to this site, the Materials and the real estate, information, programs, services, or prices (if any) described in this site at any time without notice.

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LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES
YOU AGREE THAT CITY AND ITS PROVIDERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR POSSESSION OR USE OF THE MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION ON THIS SITE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A NEGLIGENT ACT, SHALL CITY OR ANY OF ITS PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE MATERIALS, CONTENT, OR INFORMATION ON THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION OFFERED, SOLD, OR DISPLAYED ON THIS SITE, YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE GENERALLY, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER CITY OR ANY OF ITS PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless City, its affiliates, agents, employees, and licensors from and against any and all claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, arising out of or related in any way to your use of the site, violation of this Agreement, violation of any law or regulation, or violation of any proprietary or privacy right.

PRIVACY POLICY
City’s Privacy Policy governing the use of information that City obtains from you through your use of this Web Site is available on this Web Site. To view the Privacy Policy please click here.

LIMITATIONS ON CLAIM
Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

RISK OF LOSS
If the City sells any items from this Web Site, the items you purchased from City are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.

INTENDED FOR USERS OVER AGE 18
You must be 18 years of age or older to submit any information via this Web Site or to send any information to the City’s contact information provided by this Web Site. While individuals under the age of 18 may utilize the Web Site, they may do so only with the involvement of a parent or legal guardian. It is assumed that if an individual under the age of 18 uses this Web Site or submits any information via this Web Site that the individual’s parent or legal guardian has agreed to the terms of this Agreement.

TERM AND TERMINATION
Without limiting its other remedies, City may immediately discontinue, suspend, terminate, or block your and any user’s access to this site at any time in our sole discretion.

HYPERLINK DISCLAIMERS
As a convenience to you, we may provide on this site links to Web Sites operated by other entities (collectively the “Linked Sites”). If you use any Linked Sites, you will leave this site. If you decide to visit any Linked Site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Linked Sites, regardless of the linking form (e.g., hotlinks, hypertext links, IMG links) are not maintained, controlled, or otherwise governed by City. The content, accuracy, opinions expressed, information provided, and other links provided by Linked Sites are not investigated, verified, monitored, or endorsed by City. City does not endorse, make any representations regarding or warrant any information, goods, and/or services appearing and/or offered on any Linked Site, other than linked information authored by City. Links do not imply that City or this site sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any Linked Site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of City or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries. Except for links to information authored by City, City is neither responsible for nor will it be liable under any theory based upon (i) any Linked Site; (ii) any information and/or content found on any Linked Site; or (iii) any site(s) linked to or from any Linked Site. If you decide to visit any Linked Sites and/or transact any business thereon or rely on information provided on those sites, you do so at your own risk. City reserves the right to discontinue any Linked Site at any time without prior notice. Please contact the Web masters of any Linked Sites concerning any information, goods, and/or services appearing thereon.

CONTROLLING LAW, JURISDICTION AND INTERNATIONAL USERS
This Agreement is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan, U.S.A., without reference to its conflicts of laws provisions. City makes no representation that the materials are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If you access this site from outside the United States, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to your use of this site. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located within Muskegon County, Michigan for any disputes with City arising out of your use of this site.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between City and you with respect to this Web Site, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between you and City with respect to this Web Site. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of this Agreement or portion thereof to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of this Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

MODIFICATIONS TO AGREEMENT
We may revise this Agreement at any time and you agree to be bound by the revised Agreement. Any such modifications will become effective upon the date they are first posted to this site. It is your responsibility to return to this Agreement from time to time to review the most current terms and conditions. City does not and will not assume any obligation to notify you of changes to this Agreement.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES
You agree to be bound by any affirmation, assent, or agreement you transmit through this Web Site, including, but not limited to, any consent you give to receive communications from City solely through electronic transmission. You agree that when in the future you may click on an “I agree,” “I consent,” or other similarly worded “button” or entry field with your mouse, keystroke, or other computer device, your agreement or consent will be legally binding and enforceable and the legal equivalent of your handwritten signature.