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NO PLACE LIKE HOME (PAGE) : PALMDALE MAKES ITS CYBER-DEBUT.

Byline: Jim Skeen Daily News Staff Writer

The city of Palmdale is staking its claim on a piece of cyberspace with the debut Tuesday of its Internet home page.

Palmdale's site, located at ``http://city.palmdale.ca.us,'' offers City Council agendas and basic information on the city. More will be added, including staff reports and information on economic development and city programs.

``We're just starting on the information age,'' Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford said.

The site is being donated by Quantum Networking Solutions, a Palmdale Internet access company. The project's cost is about $6,000, most of which is in manpower, said Robert Pearce, a consultant hired by the city.

The site has just a handful of pages now, but eventually it will have upwards of 300 pages, Pearce said.

A main feature of the site will be the posting of City Council agendas with links to the staff reports for particular items. That will help citizens research items of interest to them, city officials said.

The city plans to have up to three months of agendas available on the Internet for review. If citizens want more information, they can contact the City Clerk's Office.

Plans call for adding Planning Commission agendas and staff reports as well.

``At some point in time we hope to have the Parks and Recreation schedule,'' said Barbara Turner, administrative analyst.

The site is intended to be simple, easy to follow, and look professional. In the short term, the site will focus on items of interest to Palmdale citizens, but eventually items will be added of interest to outside parties, Turner said.

e-mail for city officials can be sent to ``palmdalecity.palmdale.ca.us.''

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Photo: (1--Color) City Clerk Victoria Denham, left, andAdministrative Analyst Barbara Turner call up the city of Palmdale's home page on the Internet.

(2--Color) Palmdale Mayor James C. Ledford Jr. is optimistic about the city's new home page.

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