City Council approved the improvements to the chambers’ audiovisual, agenda and meeting management systems last week at the urging of city staff, who said the existing equipment and software, which were installed in 2009, are becoming obsolete and unreliable.
“It is increasingly difficult to repair or find replacements for many of the system’s components since many of the models have been discontinued,” staff said.
The new audiovisual and meeting management systems will allow the public to request to speak electronically using a kiosk in the lobby. Councilmembers will vote electronically and the results will be automatically displayed on new high-resolution monitors with closed captioning.
Meeting minutes will be automatically generated and speakers will be able to plug in their tablets and laptops to give presentations.
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