The City of Pensacola seeks to empower its citizens with information through the launch of a new legislative management initiative focused on reinforcing the City's commitment to transparency, accountability, and efficient operations. The City of Pensacola aims to improve city services through a solution called Granicus. With this new interface, citizens will be able to search legislation using keywords, view council agendas and minutes, and watching both live and archived videos.
The first meeting bodies to be transitioned to the Granicus platform are City Council, Community Redevelopment Agency, and the Community Maritime Park Associates. To help make the transition easier, agendas, agenda packets, and minutes will be posted in both the old Agenda Center and the new platform for the first few months; however, please note that video will be available only in the new platform.
Granicus is a San Francisco-based firm founded in 1999 helping government increase transparency through a combination of services enabling vital improvements for public access, efficiency, and government accountability. Granicus' solutions decrease administrative cost and simplify recordkeeping tasks. Granicus uses industry best practices learned through its work with over 400 governing bodies in 44 states containing more than 30% of the American population.
According to a Nielsen report (2014), "Americans now own four digital devices on average, and the average U.S. consumer spends 60 hours a week consuming content across devices." These statistics make it clear that the demand for online content and services from government agencies will continue to increase. In efforts to meet these increasing demands, the City of Pensacola is pleased to announce the upcoming release of its new Legislative Management Solution, Granicus.