Thursday, December 27, 2007

SanFran company helps local Govts open up

Granicus is helping local governments to be more open, accessible and web friendly to citizens.

Link to Seattle Times article

"We're joining the 21st century," said Peter Camp, an executive director to County Executive Aaron Reardon. "The burden is on us to make it easy for the citizens. You shouldn't have to burrow through 16 Web pages to figure something out."

Voters in November 2006 approved an amendment to the county charter regarding "transparency in government," including provisions for providing timely County Council information to the public, varying public meeting times and clearly recording the votes cast by individual council members.