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Run a lean government: Don’t let budget constraints force you to cut critical services


Many local governments today face a difficult dilemma: how to stretch a reduced budget to meet the growing demand for more and better services, comply with new regulatory requirements, and cover escalating pension and infrastructure costs. A range of new technology solutions may hold the key.

The Launch of AgendaFree: An Exciting Day For Local Government Technology


Today, we want to introduce you to AgendaFree – the first free agenda management software solution for local governments. Based on a ‘freemium’ model that SaaS companies have used for years, and experience gained with 16 plus years of working with local governments, AgendaFree removes the barriers to a more efficient, more transparent method of governance.

5 Reasons to Keep Up With Technology


Technology is everywhere and it's changing the way local governments operate.  

As the next era of local government staff join the workforce they are coming with a new level of technological expertise.  The processes that local governments have followed for decades are falling by the wayside as investments in technology grow, not to replace staff, but to empower them by giving them the tools to do more. 

Burbank's Strategies to Improve Voter Turnout


In cities across the nation, the question is frequently asked how do we improve voter turnout? When Federal and State elections are consistently showing low turnout, how do municipalities compare and compete? National and State level elections have more advertising through the candidate’s big advertising budgets, organizations like Rock the Vote and news coverage.  Municipalities don’t have that backing unless they are consolidated with one of those elections.  So what do you do?

A Clerk's Guide to Getting Council and Staff Using a Paperless Agenda


I started my position as an assistant in Corporate Administration at the City of Revelstoke in the summer of 2009.  I was immediately overwhelmed by the amount of paper being used for the distribution of agendas.  At that time there were Committee of the Whole agendas, Council agendas as well as In-Camera agendas for both meetings.  I was required to assemble and photocopy 22 copies of each agenda for Council and the Management Team.  I also recognized that other departments such as Development Services, Finance and Parks, Recreation and Culture were creating separate Committee Agendas with additional paper copies.  The amount of paper was unreasonable and I was determined to find a more efficient process.

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