FORT WAYNE, Ind. City council members in Indiana's second-largest city are getting iPads in a move officials hope will replace the reams of paper the council reviews each meeting with electronic documents.
The Journal Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/rdg8Dq ) that Fort Wayne city clerk Sandy Kennedy announced Wednesday that her office spent $6,500 to equip all nine council members, herself and the council attorney with the touch-screen tablets. Her office also bought a spare iPad.
Kennedy said the move will save about $10,000 annually on paper costs by eliminating the reams of paper she uses to print ordinances, agendas and supporting documents for the council.
She said she'll leave it up to the council when to go paperless. Kennedy said she wants members to feel comfortable with the technology before using it exclusively.
Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net