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Sitka Assembly goes paperless with new iPads

By Associated Press 7:45 PM January 18, 2014

Goal is to cut down on printed materials

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – In an effort to cut down on providing printed materials, the Sitka assembly has gone paperless.

Each assembly member and top staffers have all been provided new iPads as part of the effort.

The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports that each member previously received a packet of materials that included between 60 to 100 pages. Packets were also made available to the media.

That information is now available on the city’s website. Members of the public can still choose paper copies.

The iPads will offer more dividends in the future. The city is planning to live stream its meetings, and members will be able to participate when they are out of town.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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