When creating an online digital government, the tools we select to achieve success are just as important a decision as choosing to start the initiative. In the case of Commerce City, CO, finding the right tools ended up being a five-year process of trial and error.
Entries in Granicus Legislative Management Suite (23)
Today’s legislative management is a far cry from a mere decade ago, so just imagine how far we’ve come since the first legislative records were put to clay tablet four and a half millennia ago. There was a time, during the young history of our country, that the legislative clerical process demanded a greater paper supply than was available; today, we’re trying to get rid of paper altogether in order to adopt more eco-friendly processes and save on material cost.
Today we’ve released a new version of iLegislate. The past few years have proven that the iPad is a tranformative platform for government. Governing on the iPad has never been easier, nor more empowering, than it is today with our complete digital agenda solution for the iPad: iLegislate.
We hosted a webinar yesterday to help government agencies become leaders in civic technology. The event attracted more than 300 people! I wanted to share a quick recap of some of the core themes we discussed to hopefully help your organization harnesses online technologies that can help you govern more effectively—this means with higher levels of public trust, accountability, and cost savings.
It’s easy to get stuck in old ways of doing things. It doesn't matter if it takes longer or requires more work; it’s familiar and gets done almost completely out of habit. Tom Spengler, Granicus CEO, led a great session at IIMC which showed municipal clerks how to break old habits and work smarter. There was clearly a lot of interest in this topic. The room was packed with 80-100 people!
Since the session was two hours, I’ve summarized below 4 ways to help government work smarter. Additionally, we’ve published a few short video clips from the session.
As government continues to face budgetary constraints and rising expectations from their community, Granicus hosted a webinar this week to help agencies kick start their “next generation” technology strategies to mitigate these challenges. I’m going to provide a quick recap of some of the key points we discussed during this webinar. If you’d like, you can simply watch the recording by clicking here.
Like most municipalities, you probably have some publicly staffed boards and commissions. You also probably have more vacancies on those boards than you’d like to admit. Getting the public involved and applying for those vacancies is something you’d love to see but the resources to make that a priority are scarce.