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Stop Racing the Clock: How to Prepare for a Public Meeting

Public meeting

Municipal clerks are some of the busiest employees in state and local government—something that probably doesn’t need to be told to the people who have the job. They have countless daily tasks to complete, but they never have enough time. That makes task efficiency vital to a clerk accomplishing everything that needs to be done… Read more »




Be Like San Jose: Save Time and Paper by Going Digital

Office clerk searching for files

If you’re a city clerk, you know full well that the job can be hectic—filled with a deluge of time-sensitive items that often require considerable amounts of person power. That’s how the City of San Jose Clerk’s Office felt as it dealt with handling its citizen boards and meeting agenda preparation. The boards process was… Read more »


Does Your Government Website Use SSL? Here’s Why It Should.

SSL certificate

While browsing the web, you’ve probably noticed that some website URLs start with “http” while others start with “https”. The extra “s” may seem small, and perhaps barely noticeable to the less savvy user, but that little letter has big implications on website security. So, what does the extra “s” mean, and why should government… Read more »



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 »