Today, the City Council held its first paperless Stated full Council meeting! This pilot is meant to find ways for the Council to streamline its operations, reduce paper waste, and improve how legislation is written.

We began the integration of Microsoft Surface tablets into the Council’s Stated meeting as a means of testing how technology can help Members view or easily search documents, reduce the use of volumes of paper and the preparation time involved with copying and distribution, and modernize the way the Council conducts its business.

This was first tested during a hearing of the Council’s technology committee in June. Today is the first trial run at a Stated meeting.