I'm at the annual IIMC conference where municipal clerks from around the world are looking for the next must-have legislative solution. There once was a debate as to whether or not government workers should have phones. Phones are now a must-have technology. Like phones, paperless agenda management's time has arrived in the "must-have" era.
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During our webinar yesterday, seating over 115 governments from across the country, we provided insights into how to go about simplifying agenda management to create a more efficient and effective organization. And what’s the bottom line with efficiency and efficacy? It saves everyone time and money. Read on for the top 4 tips from the webinar on simplifying agenda management.
Every day, more and more government agencies are adopting the iPad. Why shouldn’t they? It’s mobile, it’s dependable, and the number of government apps is growing at a fast pace. Granicus recognized this trend and released an iPad app called iLegislate into Beta last year to see how effective it could be at helping governments save paper while improving meeting efficiency.
I’m pleased to report that Granicus just released iLegislate into full production. Now, any government agency can leverage the iLegislate app and Granicus solutions to replace paper-based agenda packets with a more mobile, action-driven, and cost-saving alternative.
The essence of government transparency is accessibility. Today I'll demonstrate how search can instantly link your staff and citizens to information they are looking for. Not only does it drastically reduce the amount of time you spend responding to information requests, but it also saves time for website visitors!
We’re excited to announce that 100 government agencies are now using Granicus agenda management solutions to make their policy-making process completely automated, paperless, and transparent. As open government initiatives heat up across the country, Granicus is experiencing a growing number of requests for these solutions because they help move legislative workflows—that are traditionally manual and labor intensive—into the digital age.
I’m pleased to announce that Granicus’ Open Platform API was used to build a powerful integration with technology provided by iCompass, a government solutions provider based out of British Columbia. The release of this integration is another exciting demonstration of Granicus’ on-going commitment to provide open data and open systems that cultivate high levels of interoperability between government technologies. It also opens up new doors for our solutions to increase transparency in government entities beyond the U.S. borders.
Jim Owczarski has been the City of Milwaukee's Deputy City Clerk since October 2006. Before then he worked as Council Records Manager and as a Legislative Fiscal Analyst in the City's Legislative Reference Bureau. He previously worked as a metropolitan government reporter for the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel which paid the bills while he worked on his graduate studies in early modern history at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also spent 14 years working at the Bristol Renaissance Faire which has prevented him from judging the hobbies of others.
Milwaukee, despite its sometimes staid reputation, is a City of innovation. It has been at the forefront of the machine tool industry and the “Milwaukee” brand is still synonymous among tradespeople with quality and performance. Corporations like Johnson Controls and Rockwell Automation (known to many as Allen-Bradley) have long been leaders in their respective fields. More recently, the administration of Mayor Tom Barrett, working closely with the Milwaukee Common Council, has been positioning the City to be a leader in freshwater technologies; symbolized only in part by the efforts to grow the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin, MI.