Oakville enhances online search capabilities of Council agendas and minutes

Thursday, September 19, 2013 – for immediate release

Oakville enhances online search capabilities of Council agendas and minutes

Custom searches available for Council items dating back to 2007

With a growing focus on citizen-centric online communications, the Town of Oakville recently launched improved search capabilities on the Council Agendas and Minutes page.

“Our goal is to continually provide the public with timely, accurate and complete information about town programs, services and Council decisions,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said. “This improved search feature offers direct and easy access to the information residents want in a timely manner.”

The new search function allows for more efficient and accurate searches of Council, Planning and Development Council, Administrative Services and Community Services committee items dating back to 2007. Staff will continue to input backdated agendas and minutes for all Council and standing committees to April 2003.

A convenient RSS (Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication) feed was also introduced to alert subscribers to all newly added Council items. The RSS feed is updated as soon as new information on the Council Agendas and Minutes page is published to oakville.ca. Subscribers to the feed will receive this information right on their smart phone, computer or tablet.

“This new RSS feed further enhances opportunities for residents and stakeholders to make informed decisions and get involved in their local government,” Mayor Burton added.

The town’s other RSS feeds include service disruptions, news releases, public notices, Council highlights, Oakville Transit updates, upcoming performances at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, and videos on TownTV. Visit the RSS feeds page to subscribe. Residents can also stay up-to-date on town information by following @townofoakville on Twitter or liking us on Facebook.

Media contacts:

Kathy Patrick
Supervisor, Council and Committee Services
Clerk’s Department

Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Corporate Communications
905-845-6601, ext. 3005

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Oakville enhances online search capabilities of Council agendas and minutes