By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 6:34 pm in Contra Costa County.
In the ever-expanding transfer of our lives onto the Internet, Contra Costa County is taking a test run at extending its on-line library chat system into other areas of county government.
Check out www.co.contra-costa.ca.us and click on the live web chat and ask away.
A news release from the office of Supervisor John Gioia suggest that residents could ask things like “Where do I go for a building permit?” “What do I do about barking dogs?” “Is there a bus to the Martinez hospital?” “Where do I vote?”
The county library has had a chat function for years on its website, and will deploy the same employees during the trial run to answer the county questions .
Chat live Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If it works out, the county will make it permanent.