In 1999, three men had a dream: How could local governments streamline their legislative operations while, at the same time, improve citizen engagement? These three men — Tom Spengler, Emery Jones, and Javier Muniz — decided to take action and formed Granicus, Inc., a company that has become a leader in government transparency.
Granicus exists to assist the public sector entities in creating more transparency by automating the legislative process by helping entities bundle the plethora of documents that are used at public meetings and consume them in a paperless way. In addition, Granicus has worked with all levels of government to answer this question: How can we build automation into the public-facing government process to make it easier to make transparency happen in the eyes of the citizens?
The Granicus platforms are intended to improve efficiency and reduce costs. As governmental entities start becoming more transparent, it hopes to ensure that citizen involvement is meaningful and impactful. This is one of the areas where the platform shines. Read the rest of this article