The city began utilizing the Municode Codification Online Code Hosting to address the aforementioned issues.
Staff now has an easy time uploading PDF documents onto the platform, ensuring they match the hard copies and remain up to date. Online Code Hosting also boasts loads of intuitive features, such as CodeBank and the "Compare Versions" button. CodeBank displays changes to the most recent update of code, available for staff and residents to view. "Compare Versions" shows the changes made to code with strikethroughs for eliminated sections and highlights for added sections. Both work to increase transparency for residents and aid staff when drafting and editing code.
The biggest benefit Seattle found was the ability for its community to access its code on any device and on its own terms. An intuitive search bar also eliminates the need to find and flip through the pages of various codebooks.