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Beachwood City Council to Go Paperless

Planning & Zoning meetings will also be paperless, saving the city nearly $7,000

Beachwood's Board of Education isn't the only entity in the city to eliminate paper documents.

City officials on Thursday announced that City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission meetings would be paperless. The school board made a similar announcement this week.

“Beachwood is always searching for ways to become more resourceful and sustainable,” Mayor Merle Gorden said in a statement. “Transferring to paperless meetings saves us time and money and it’s good for the environment as well. This is one more step Beachwood is taking to better serve our community.”

The city expects to save $6,689, 75,000 sheets of paper and 200 hours of labor with this decision.

The Fire Prevention Bureau went paperless inspections in June 2012 by using iPads. Officials there reported a 25 percent increase in the amount inspections conducted.

Residents can visit the city's online archive of meeting agendas and minutes by clicking here.

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