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New Bill Introduced Mandating Phila. Website Be Usable On All Browsers

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Mike Dunn Mike Dunn
Mike Dunn is City Hall bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060. He covers...
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By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Philadelphia councilman says he’s frustrated that the city’s website doesn’t always work well with browsers other than Internet Explorer, and he is pushing for changes.

City Councilman Bill Green has a Macbook and uses Firefox and Safari to web surf, but he says the city’s website, phila.gov, often crashes those browsers.

“You can’t get some of the forms that you need to get, etc. and fill out, if you want to do business with the city on that computer,” Green explains.

He says he has heard from several people in the private sector that they have troubles as well with those browsers. So he has introduced a bill which would mandate that the city’s website be usable on all browsers.

“We need to be like every other major organization in the country and world, and that is to have our internet service work with every single web browser that’s commercially viable out there,” says Green.

Officials with the Nutter Administration, which runs the website, say they are reviewing Green’s bill.