The city of Merced said its website will be down briefly Saturday for a software update. The site, www.cityofmerced.org, will be down for a short period between 1 and 3 p.m. when the changes are implemented.
While many of the changes will be behind the scenes, the upgraded website will include Google Translate, which will allow much of the information on the web pages to be translated into 57 languages, including Spanish.
The software will also make it easier for the city to provide “fillable forms” to the public, according to a news release. That will allow people to fill out and submit a form online, eliminating the need to print it out, fill it out and mail it.
The city said its website gets nearly 100,000 hits a day. The website provides a variety of information, from city employee salary schedules to police crime report maps.