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iPads Replace Paper for Lynwood City Council

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Going green got a whole lot more chic recently in the city of Lynwood, where iPads have been brought in for the City Manager and City Council to replace all the paper once used to print out "their bi-weekly meeting agendas, staff reports, city contracts and other information," reports The Wave.

Lynwood's changeover is part of a growing trend for businesses and local governments who are not only concerned about the environment, but also with ways to save money on routine costs at a time when budgets are tight:

In total, the six iPads, along with related accessories, cost the city approximately $5,000 [which will] ultimately saves the city thousands of dollars in production costs for printing, photocopying and binding the agendas on a bi-weekly basis for City Council members.

As a matter of convenience, the slender, portable device can hold everything an elected official needs for reference, but also to keep them in touch with their constituents. Ultimately, the council hopes that this large up-front purchase will save them time and money in the long run, and also create a more effective City Council.