Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant
Last week, the City of Auburn Hills Clerk’s Office announced the launch of Minutes on Demand, an Auburn Hills website function that allows users to easily search public meeting minutes and agendas with just a few clicks of the mouse. The program adds not only transparency, but a very efficient method of accessing public information.
To reach the program, log onto www.auburnhills.org, slide the icon bar until you see Minutes on Demand (circled below) then click.
From there, select City Council, Planning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals meeting minutes. You can choose a particular year and month to review, or refine your search by entering a specific word, such as “Faurecia”. Narrow results further by searching an additional key word, such as “Faurecia abatement”. An “Advanced Search” allows dates to be added to the query. Each document that matches your query will highlight the key word (Faurecia in our example) making it easy to skim the document to find what you need quickly.
Currently, the City Council, Planning and ZBA minutes, dating back to 1994, can be found on the site. Agendas are recent and will be added going forward. Over time, it is anticipated that all City boards and commissions will be added to Minutes On Demand.
We hope this easy-to-use program with 24/7 accessibility proves to be an effective and convenient research tool for all to stay on top of City activities.