City and Council Increase Transparency with Software Launch
Thursday, April 03, 2014
The City of Colorado Springs and City Council will implement a legislative management softwareapplication, Legistar®, on Monday, April 7 during Council’s Work Session meeting. The software, part of the Legislative Management Suite by Granicus, is designed to make the legislative management processes more transparent and efficient.
“As a municipal government, we have a responsibility to become more efficient and provide increasingly better services. Legistar® is a significant step in the city’s open government initiatives,” said Chief Information Officer Joe Palmer.
“By modernizing and automating our internal processes, we’ve achieved the next step in becoming a more responsive government for our citizens,” said City Clerk Sarah Johnson.
The software includes an easy-to-use online legislative portal where citizens can conveniently view live Council meetings, cross-reference agendas and minutes and viewCouncil motions, votes and discussion. Minutes and archived meeting videos will be indexed for citizens to easily find a topic of interest. This can be accessed from www.SpringsGov.com.
In addition to increasing transparency, the software solution will move Council’s agenda process —creating meeting agendas, routing approvals and generating minutes—from a manual to digital one which will reduce staff time, paper and printing costs.
Granicus, Inc. is an award-winning cloud platform provider that has been working with state and local governments for more than 15 years to reduce operational costs and toimprove government transparency, efficiency and public service.
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