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Are iPads in county government’s future?

Posted on 7 May 2010 by Matthew Tyndall

But county staff and some commissioners say the project could potentially reduce paper costs and staff time used to produce documents for commissioner meetings. For a recent board meeting, the county spent more than $500 to copy agenda packets, said Brian Francis, an assistant to County Manager Harry Jones.

Staff say they’re still trying to learn how the iPads work and how useful they’ll be to commissioners. They have no clear timetable on when or even if they’ll ultimately recommend them to the entire board.

People should want their government to try to find ways to do things better,” said Francis, who said money and time saved by not having the paper documents could potentially be redirected to other county services.


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