Our entire legislative culture changed-we moved from a reliance on paper to innovating with systems that are highly efficient, transparent, adaptable, timely, and secure.
Larry Herrera, City Clerk,
Long Beach, CA
The council agenda would have taken 2 solid days to produce manually prior to Legistar, now takes 10-15 minutes.
Ron Leonhardt, City Clerk,
Recently I was unable to attend an important council meeting related to our neighborhood. Fortunately, I was able to logon to our city's website and watch the archived video. It was not only convenient, but I was then able to follow up with my neighbors and council representative because I was well informed.
Tom Woodward, Resident,
With Granicus, I’m now able to upload archive meetings to our website within seconds of the meeting ending. It’s been great to offer such a quick-turn-around.
Mark Aron, Multimedia Design Manager,
We were looking for ways to better manage correspondence from the community. The Citizen Participation Suite has done this for us and it gives our council a professional report of meaningful feedback without a lot of work on the clerk’s department.
Wendy Klock-Johnson, Citywide Records Manager,
We were streaming our cable channel through a home-grown system but it wasn’t very efficient and we didn’t have the bandwidth to support it. We’ve been really impressed with the quality of video with Granicus and no longer have to worry about bandwidth consumption.
Rick Bareuther, Information Systems,
Before Granicus we were manually posting video files to our website but weren’t able to provide the player features that Granicus can. Being able to quickly find the information you’re looking, by jumping right to the agenda item, is very helpful and user-friendly.
Larry Bartasavich, Business Systems Analyst,
Multnomah County, OR
We wanted to increase government transparency beyond televising council meetings. Through research, Granicus kept coming up as the industry standard for streaming media and the quote we received was very cost-effective.
Nick Werner, IT Manager
Indian Wells, CA
We contracted with Granicus because we wanted to streamline our meeting processes and make the agency more transparent for the public.
Michelle Doyle, Executive Assistant
Mojave Water Agency, CA
Granicus helps me ensure transparency to the public, efficiently disseminate information for staff and the public, saves time in the City Clerk’s office and elsewhere in the organization, and works as a tool to bring us together as an organization.
Patrice Olds, City Clerk
Walnut Creek, CA
Before Granicus, we streamed and indexed videos in-house but it was a very time-consuming process, it took us two days to publish videos online. Now videos are publically available an hour after the meeting. It’s been a big improvement and time-saver for our department.
David Boling, IT Director
Rowan County, NC
Our goal with Granicus was to make meetings more widely available. Citizens can now access events on their own and no longer have to wait for us to make a copy of
Mike Ryan, Community Television
West Bend, WI
Being able to live stream online opens us up beyond our region and now anyone can see what’s going on. The price was ideal and the fact that Granicus was in place, and working well in New Orleans, really helped our staff decide to go with Granicus.
Melody Swang, Director of Broadcasting
St Tammany Parish School District, LA
Before Granicus it took roughly two days to complete my minutes, now it takes me about an hour or two. It’s been a real time-saver!
Tanya McNutt, Deputy City Secretary
College Station, TX
Now that we have fine-tuned our process with Granicus I’ve noticed a trend that internal staff is accessing on-demand videos as much as the public. Instead of staff calling our office to see if an item has passed, they now jump online and find out themselves.
Michelle Long, Deputy Clerk
Port St Lucie, FL
It was important for us to make it easier for people to see our City Council meetings and participate in local government so we started researching online streaming .We looked at several Granicus client sites and were really impressed at how the software was tailored for government specifically. It seemed like the best fit for us.
Toby Startin, Communications and Network Administrator
Before Granicus, the City Clerk’s Office received several calls each day requesting information regarding meetings. Now if someone calls in, we explain that they can access the information from our website. It has dramatically reduced the amount of time dedicated to public information requests in our office.
Wanda Elks, City Clerk
When I did my minutes before Granicus, I had to worry about decrypting my notes, cutting and pasting portions of documents, and then reviewing it all to ensure it was correct. Now it’s all contained in one location and not only is my minutes process faster with Granicus, but it’s guaranteed that my minutes are accurate. I don’t have to worry about whether I recorded something correctly.
Liz Spector, City Secretary
University Park, TX
We are very happy with Granicus and rely on this technology to directly support the County goals of efficient and cost-effective delivery of governmental services.
David Stroble, Business Analyst, Department of Information Services
Snohomish County, WA
Granicus has made our City a community; a place where citizens and City staff are mutually engaged.
Kay Coe, Financial and Information Systems Director
The City has live web casts of Council meetings, archives of meetings and special events, which provides better government transparency for our residents.
Heather Lammers, Communications Manager
We’re expanding voices and increasing public involvement and the democratic process.
Mark Wheetley, Mayor
Granicus helps improve distribution for content, expand communication and provide information about what the County offers to businesses, residents and visitors.
Lisa Van Wagner, Public Information Officer
Streaming media is a timesaving tool. The online video allows our viewers to access video on their own time and jump to portions of the public meeting.
Ken Sorenson, Service Delivery Manager
With instructional videos online, the County government has saved thousands of dollars in staff training time and
Chris Rossbach, Project Manager
Loudoun County, VA
The ability to generate draft minutes of the meeting within seconds of adjournment was like a dream. The minutes are more accurate and accessible.
Beth Purcell, Clerk
Onslow County, NC
Granicus has connected the City in a way that had not been possible. There is a sense of inclusion and belonging.
Vicki Soderquist, City Clerk
Streaming video lets citizens see decisions made by the elected body. It allows them to be more informed and participate in our community.
Sandi Turner, PIO
Athens-Clarke, County, GA
Webcasting facilitates records management and reduces requests for information.
Frank Clifton, County Mayor
Onslow County, FL