On Tuesday, March 20,2007 during a Spokane Valley, WA city council Study Session, the topic of "Paperless Agendas/Notebook Computers" arose. This has also been written about in a local news-paper. I also had a few comments on that topic . I am also seeing if others had any comments to add.
Having this kind of information on the Internet grants public access to all of the same documentation Councilmembers receive prior to a regular meeting. Everyone with Internet access can view the Council's agenda, and with few exceptions, also view all of the documentation associated with each item.
Also during the first few years of the City's inception, Council voiced the idea of eventually having paperless agendas. Paperless agendas will save staff time in agenda preparation,
I will finalize this report on April 12th. I will try to incorporate any helpful comments I receive before that time into that paper.