“City councils in the southwest Valley are moving to electronic tablets such as iPads to save on paper and copying costs, to improve their digital mobility and to change the way members navigate agenda packets,” David Madrid reports for The Arizona Republic.

“The Litchfield Park City Council voted last week to spend up to $9,800 to buy iPads, one for each of the seven council members, the city manager, the assistant city manager and the city clerk,” Madrid reports. “Tolleson is already buying iPads for its seven City Council members and five managers. It will cost the city $9,648, said Steven Baumgardt, the city’s finance director.”

Madrid reports, “The Goodyear City Council will consider moving to iPads at a later meeting, either this year or early next year, said Nora Fascenelli, a spokeswoman for the city. Buckeye would like to have iPads available for the City Council when it is sworn in in June, Town Clerk Lucinda Aja said.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike Young” for the heads up.]

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