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City Council upgrades website for $35K
City Council upgrades website for $35K

The Baltimore City Council has upgraded its legislative website to allow citizens to better track bills and meetings, according to the council president’s office. The council paid Granicus, a Denver-based company, $35,000 to perform the upgrade, according to Lester Davis, the spokesman for City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young. Using Legistar 5.0 software, the council's newly designed legislative site will include minutes from every legislative meeting of the council and its committees, allow users to email alerts of legislative issues and create calendar reminders of pending hearings or meetings, among other features. "As a legislative body, one of...