Though the City's code was online, it was only available as downloadable PDFs. The code was difficult to manage, and staff needed a better solution that would take less time.
To address these issues, Lindsay turned to Municode (now CivicPlus), its partner for Codification services, for over ten years. The City integrated Website Design, Agenda and Meeting Management, and Self-Publishing software, all from CivicPlus. Now, residents have a visually stunning and easy-to-navigate website.
Adding Agenda and Meeting Management functionality with Self-Publishing increased transparency as minutes, agendas, and the City's code of ordinances are readily available in an intuitive interface. For staff, updating the website requires little to no technical training. With a Microsoft Word-based content management system (CMS), creating and maintaining pages is easy for the staff of all technical levels. This ease of use is also extended to the City's code of ordinances, as Self-Publishing Software allows for simple drafting, editing, and passing of code, on one platform.