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Hills council goes digital

In an effort to reduce printing costs, Los Altos Hills purchased Apple’s iPad tablet computers for councilmembers to compress meeting documents.

“It saves a tremendous amount of copying time,” said Councilman John Radford. “I can download an entire file and read everything I want instead of carrying around a big binder.”

The town’s council chambers features WiFi – distracting if the Giants happen to be playing during a meeting, right?

Not likely.

“If you’re actually up on the dais, you’ll figure out how closely you have to pay attention, because at any point in time you may be called to give your opinion,” Radford said. “The last thing you want to do is not be up to speed.”

Mayor Ginger Summit will remain the lone papyrus aficionado.

In an email to the Town Crier, she said, “I have a constant fear of pushing the wrong button and either deleting important information, or just losing it when I need it most. So for now, I’ll stick with what works best for me!”

– Elliott Burr

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