Responsive Design for Cities? Absolutely!
One of the best trends in web development in 2013 has been the move toward responsive design. No longer do you need to keep track of content for your primary site, and your mobile (lite) site, and maybe even your app. Nope, responsive development pretty much eliminates that extra work. Don't get me wrong, there is a great place for apps, but I'm no longer convinced of the need for a mobile version of your website.
Even if you had a quality setup that let you control all of your content in one place and then only specific content went to your mobile site, you were still limiting the information available to users on mobile devices. And did anyone else hate clicking on the "view full site" link only to be re-re-routed back to the mobile version?
The last few sites we've worked on for cities and towns have all been responsive, and unless something drastic happens, I don't see that changing for a long time. A few examples, in case you're interested, include:
The Town of Wendell (NC), including an economic development microsite
Richmond County (NC) Economic Development,
Ashe County (NC) Economic Development, and
The Town of Pikeville (NC) - after December 31st 2013
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