Beaufort County, South Carolina
Over those twenty years, the way communities interact with their local government had drastically shifted. Previously, residents had to travel to the Beaufort County hall and flip through code books, and, in some instances, ask staff for assistance. Now, residents go online when looking for information, and Beaufort County recognized they needed to adapt.
Thankfully for Beaufort County, CivicPlus' Civic Experience Platform includes Municode Codification, Online Code Hosting, MuniDocs, and Agenda and Meeting Management software. The County adopted as well and added both solutions along with their full-service codification. Beaufort County leverages CivicPlus' Online Code Hosting solution for its code of ordinances and development code while MuniDoc hosts council and various committee minutes.
Navigating pages and sections is also simple for residents and staff with an intuitive table of contents on the left and the document on the right. The platform is robust, with ordinances dating back to 1987, giving residents an entire history of their Code. MuniDocs utilizes a similar interface, ensuring ease of use across both channels. Uploading documents to each platform requires little technical training, ensuring they consistently remain updated. The CivicPlus Agenda and Meeting Management solution is a cost-effective solution that automates their meetings process with quick creation of agendas, even up to the last minute. This reduces stress for staff by saving time and cutting costs.