One Iowan city council is sick of pushing paper and they’re turning to the iPad for help.
The city of Indianola purchased 17 iPad 2’s (16 GB, Wi-Fi only) for its city council members to use. Though it’s a device of many uses, one of the prime motivations behind the move is to eliminate the tens of thousands of paper printouts that go into the making of member packets each year, according to Indianola’s technology manager, Kurt Ripperger.
And the tablets bring other benefits, too.
Ripperger tells the Des Moines Register, “Council will be using them to access their agendas as a PDF file. This will eliminate having to print multiple agenda packets on a weekly basis and having the police department use officer time to deliver them.”
No one will argue that there are better uses of a police officer’s time. You can also add full-color digital docs and remote access for absentee council members to the list of reasons of why it’s a good idea.
In any case, it’s nice to see that someone’s taking my advice for dipping into the paperless pool. Or so I’d like to think…
Source: Des Moines Register