About the Author
Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Toward a paper-light future
The city’s Innovation Office and Communications and Technology Management Department have partnered with the Austin Tech Alliance for a new program to reduce and eliminate paper usage in city operations. Known as Paper Census, the partnership will use people and resources from Austin’s tech sector to take an inventory of paper processes and nondigital media through the city government and solicit community feedback on how to improve access to services while creating ways to modernize and digitize city services. Full details of the partnership will be announced at a press conference at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the media room at City Hall.
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