With the fast pace of technology, it’s possible to improve public access and engage citizens more effectively. The City of Arcata has adeptly accomplished this.
Arcata recently launched the Granicus eComment system to make decision-making more collaborative. By integrating a transactional Web-form into their Granicus multimedia toolset, the City has been able to collect public testimony electronically, quantify it, and record it as part of their formal public record. As a result, the technology has improved citizen participation and reduced staff time.
At this webinar, learn how streaming your public meetings and capturing with citizen feedback is becoming a popular, productive, and cost-effective way to:
• Increase citizen participation and access.
• Improve the quality of citizen interaction.
• Lower public information costs.
Title: Public eComment: Fostering Productive Citizen Engagement and Participation over the Web
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2009
Time: 10-11 AM Pacific Time
**There is no cost to register. A valid government email address is required to register and attend.**
Tom Spengler, CEO, Granicus Inc.
Deborah Musick, Executive Assistant, City of Arcata
Jan Kraepelien, Communications Specialist, City of Arcata
About Granicus, Inc. Granicus, Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive government solutions for improving transparency, public participation, and collaboration over the Web. Over 550 government agencies rely on Granicus streaminig solutions to communicate more effectively with citizens and staff over the Web. We manage the world’s largest government-exclusive