With an average of 43 agendas printed twice a month, this was quite an undertaking.
“It’s not uncommon for agenda packets to be 300 pages,” Daly says. This added up to an average of nearly 13,000 pieces of paper per meeting. Even though the City Council only meets twice per month, printing agenda packets was still costing the City nearly 300,000 sheets of paper per year.
However, now that the City is using iLegislate to distribute agendas digitally, only three agenda packets are printed per meeting, saving money and trees alike.
In addition to the savings the City enjoys, elected officials now have the benefit of being able to review their agenda packets from anywhere. Upon the implementation of iLegislate, the City also invested in iPads for City Council members. “They can take their iPad along with them to view the agendas from anywhere,” Daly says. In addition, the City likes the quality of the agendas, as well as the benefit of having them delivered electronically.