eComment is tightly integrated with published agendas to allow citizens to comment on upcoming agenda items, adding community member voices to the democratic process and making citizen participation in public meetings convenient.

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    Boost citizen participation

    Citizens can review agenda item details, indicate their position on topics, request to speak in a live meeting and leave written or video feedback from the convenience of their own home and on their own time.

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    Simplified feedback

    With the one-click support and reject buttons on agenda items feedback has never been easier to provide and interpret.

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    Built-in content safeguards

    While facilitating an open discussion, agencies can enable profanity filters and keep feedback from becoming too unwieldy by controlling which agenda items receive comments and establishing timelines and word count limits.

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    Automatic entry into public record

    Feedback is automatically documented within the public record and accessible at any time.

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    In-depth, graphical reporting

    All comments can be consolidated into an in-depth, graphical report and delivered to elected members prior to a meeting, helping them better understand and consider the views of their constituents.

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    Integrate with Granicus

    eComment also integrates seamlessly with the Granicus iLegislate app so council members can digitally review feedback and comments on their mobile device.

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eComment functions just like verbal testimony. It provides the public with a more convenient way to participate in meetings while giving us a more efficient way to track and retain comments as part of the public record.

Deborah Musick, Executive Assistant to the City Manager, Arcata, California


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This week, Granicus hosted a monthly webinar titled “Five Ways to Engage the Modern Citizen” that drew hundreds of government employees together to learn from Amelia Helm, Product Marketing Strategist and Jackie Cole, Digital Engagement Strategist at Granicus. Not only did speakers cover valuable information on who the modern citizen is and what platforms they… Get more from Reach the Public »

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