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CITY OF MIAMI IMPLEMENTS CUTTING EDGE ACCELA LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO MANAGE PUBLIC MEETINGS AND ENHANCE ACCESS TO AGENDAS, MINUTES, LEGISLATION, VIDEOS AND PUBLIC NOTICES

(Miami, FL October 4, 2016) - The Office of the City Clerk, in collaboration with the City Manager, Department of Information Technology, Agenda Office, Office of Hearing Boards and City Attorney’s Office, has successfully implemented the Accela Legislative Management System.  This system will more efficiently manage and automate the agenda and legislative processes associated with the Miami City Commission and City of Miami boards, in addition to enhancing public access to agendas, minutes, legislation, videos and public notices.
 
“Providing our citizens with innovative and cutting edge technological outlets to access Miami City Commission and City of Miami boards’ documents and videos has been one of my primary goals as City Clerk and I am extremely proud to be part of a City that embodies the important principles associated with Government-in-the-Sunshine,” stated Miami City Clerk Todd B. Hannon.           
 
The Accela Legislative Management System will allow the City of Miami to fully automate the agenda processes associated with the placement and approval of resolutions, ordinances, and other agenda items on Miami City Commission and City of Miami boards’ agendas.  Agenda items can now be approved for placement on an agenda electronically from a smart phone, tablet or computer.    This feature will increase efficiency significantly and reduce costs associated with the preparation of agendas.    
 
Additionally, the Public Portal function of the Accela Legislative Management System provides a simple, well organized and comprehensive outlet for the public to access documents and videos associated with the Miami City Commission and City of Miami boards.  Before the implementation of Accela, the public would have to access multiple programs to find documents and videos.  The Public Portal function of Accela features “all-in-one” capabilities allowing the public to search for and access agendas, minutes, legislation, videos and public notices, simplifying the effort required to search for information while dramatically enhancing the end-user experience.         
 
Agendas, minutes, legislation, videos and public notices can be accessed through the “COMMISSION AGENDAS” button located at the top of the City of Miami’s website at the following web page:  www.miamigov.com.
 
Agendas, minutes, legislation, videos and public notices can also be accessed through the “LEGISLATIVE HUB” hyperlink located on the City of Miami’s website at the following web pages:
 
www.miamigov.com
 
www.miamigov.com/city_clerk


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