Monday, March 5, 2012

Come Learn How to Track the City Council

COME LEARN HOW TO TRACK THE CITY COUNCIL

 March 12th Meeting of Open Up Long Beach to Focus on Legistar System

 (LONG BEACH, CA; March 5, 2012) – Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske is inviting the public to learn how to track the activities of the Long Beach City Council at the next meeting of Open Up Long Beach.

“Long Beach City Clerk, Larry Herrera, will provide a presentation on how to access the Legistar system used to track the activities of the City Council,” says Schipske. Legistar is a comprehensive, integrated document management and information retrieval system designed specifically to support the legislative process in cities, towns, and counties. Legistar parallels and supports the customary flow of legislative operations, tracking every action taken on each matter, along with dates, free-form notation, and individual votes where appropriate.

 The March 12th meeting is a part of Councilwoman Schipske’s “Open Up Long Beach” effort which is focusing on how to make city government more open, transparent and accountable. The meeting will take place at 2800 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach, CA 90815, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and is open to the public.

From the time of her election to council in 2006, Fifth District Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske has been dedicated to open and transparent government. She is the first and only councilmember in Long Beach to communicate with her constituents via blog. She also utilizes Facebook, Twitter, electronic newsletters and email.

More information on the effort to make Long Beach more open, transparent and accountable can be found at www.openuplongbeach.com or by calling the Office of Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske at 562-570-6932.