Town of Paradise Valley launches online transparency tool

The Town of Paradise Valley has implemented a new software solution to improve government transparency and interaction with residents, according to a July 6 posing to its municipal website.

Paradise Valley Town Clerk Duncan Miller while overseeing a live broadcast of a Paradise Valley commission meeting. (File photo)

Paradise Valley Town Clerk Duncan Miller while overseeing a live broadcast of a Paradise Valley commission meeting. (File photo)

The new public meeting management software allows visitors to the website to search and view pending and past meeting information more easily than before, the online posting states.

This includes information on agendas, minutes, legislation, policy discussions, and staff reports for various public meeting bodies. The software provides many options to sort and filter data. Moreover, users can run reports on specific public bodies meeting actions, and membership.

Users will also notice improved access to meeting videos which will now stream to Mac, PC, and mobile devices. Another feature is a tool called eComment that appears as a link on the agenda page, the posting states.

This allows citizens to review agenda item details, indicate their position on an item, request to speak during the meeting, and leave comments on an item which will become part of the official record.

Town officials say they hope the feature makes it easier for residents to offer feedback and make suggestions.

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