“Council members are now reading their agenda documents on the 9.7-inch displays of iPad computers,” Carlson reports. “The city spent $13,000 to buy 16 of the small touch-screen computers for the mayor, council members and department directors, who received the devices last month.”
“The iPads replace the paper agenda packets that include the reports and support documents for matters before the council. The packets were often 400 to 500 pages,” Carlson reports. “‘It has eliminated a lot of leafing time,’ Councilman Dave Lopez said. ‘It’s a lot of paper savings. You are talking about a ream of paper for each person.'”
Carlson reports, “Kevin Harless, interim chief information officer, said the city should recover the purchase cost of the iPads within 15 months. The city will avoid the cost of copying and compiling the packets and having an employee drive the packets to council members’ homes the Thursday before council meetings.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dave” for the heads up.]