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City to Launch New Software to Enhance Public Access to Council, Board and Commission Materials

The software will be phased in next for all board and commission meetings that are currently televised

Starting with the regularly scheduled Boulder City Council meeting on Oct. 3, community members will be able to view council materials – agendas, live and archived meeting videos and approved minutes – in one location on the city’s website at www.bouldercolorado.gov/agendas.  This link is available on the city council homepage as of this morning. In addition to providing one-stop access, this improvement will allow users to search for keywords to locate the topics that interest them most.

“We know that our public wants to follow and participate in discussions and policy choices that are made by elected officials and key decision-makers. This software will increase transparency around the city’s processes and make it much easier for community members to receive information,” said City Clerk Lynnette Beck. “We are excited to bring this improvement and best practice to Boulder.”

The changes are the result of the launch of NovusAGENDA software, which the city purchased earlier this year. NovusAGENDA is a web-based agenda management system that automates the steps in agenda item creation, submission, compilation and distribution. In addition to providing an enhanced interface for the public, the software allows for efficiencies on the back end for city staff and elected officials.

The software will be phased in next for all board and commission meetings that are currently televised, which includes the Planning Board and the Open Space Board of Trustees.

The interface is intuitive and easy to use, but individuals with questions are welcome to call the City Clerk's Office at 303-441-4222. 

Published: Oct. 2, 2017

Media Contacts:
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155

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