ADA, OK - In an effort to reduce costs and waste, the biweekly Ada City Council agenda has gone paperless.
Members of the council will now utilize digital tablets to view their agendas, replacing a bulky paper agenda that took excessive amounts of paper and employee hours to create twice each month.
A cost analysis estimated the digital tablets will save the city approximately $10,000 over the next five years - and those savings will continue into the future.
"Switching to these digital tablets was really a no-brainer," said City Manager David Hathcoat. "Especially when you consider the city was creating 17 copies of an agenda that averages 350 pages every other week."
The council has made the digital transition this month. At its December 5 meeting, the tablets were available along with the final paper version. Only the tablets were used at the December 19 meeting.
"Anytime we can save money and become more environmentally friendly, we'll make that move," Hathcoat said.
The agenda is also available to the council members online several days before the meeting so they can review it as their individual schedules allow.
For more information on the City of Ada, visit their Web site at www.adaok.com.
-Information from the City of Ada