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Pinellas County Cut Agenda Item Approval Time by 75 Percent—Here’s How They Did It

Meeting and Agenda item approval

Paper processes can make getting things done in government difficult. Or in the case of Pinellas County, Florida, it can make it nearly impossible. Imagine this: You’re an employee for the county government and need to get board approval before your department can do something critical to its mission. That should be a pretty simple… Read more »

What You Need to Know—and What Granicus is Doing—About GDPR


GDPR goes into effect on May 25. Do you know what it is? If you’re in the U.S., maybe not. But this policy is already shaping the way companies around the globe are handling sensitive information—which could include yours. GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation, a sweeping new set of laws under the… Read more »

[Event Recap] Tackling Engagement and Transparency in the Digital Age


Clerks are the backbone of state and local government. Without them, there would be no one to file and manage important records, run transparent elections, or record and file public meetings and agendas. However, when clerks don’t have the tools to do their role effectively, engagement and transparency can fall to the wayside. At the… Read more »

Are You Embracing the Principles of a Modern Digital Government?


[Note: This article about modern digital government is a cross-post from our sister organization GovLoop] As technology continues to modernize, organizations across sectors have leveraged new digital tools to improve interactions with the people they serve. By integrating these tools into everyday interactions on multiple platforms, government has reached unparalleled levels of engagement, allowing public… Read more »

Getting More Shelter Animals Adopted with Modern Digital Government


National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is April 30. This day honors our furry, four-legged friends by raising awareness for the thousands of pets that are waiting to be adopted from shelters around the country. While there is no shortage of adorable and deserving animals that need homes, according to the American Society for the… Read more »