City councilors said they’re happy with their two-month experiment using laptops for meetings instead of relying on several trees’ worth of office paper to ensure they have necessary information.
The city is preparing to order nine new $379 laptops for use by the council and Board of Finance, said Scott Smith, director of the city’s computers..
The Board of Education and the Bristol Housing Authority have already gone paperless.
At paperless meetings, officials wind up peering at laptops to see agendas, motions, minutes and the supporting documents for decisions they need to make.
So far, the council has borrowed the school board’s laptops for its sessions, but the city needs to get its own computers, councilors said.
Smith said he hopes to have them ready for use by the April City Council meeting. Click here for the full story.
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