Richmond offers new database to search Council decisions
16 July 2019
Search years of minutes in seconds with the City of Richmond’s new Council Decisions Database. The new system enables the public to search exclusively for information discussed in Open Council meetings, Public Hearings and Standing Committee meetings.
With close to 12,000 entries representing almost 19 years of information, this resource enhances search capabilities currently available on the City of Richmond’s website.
The database contains features to make searching more customizable for users, enabling them to:
- search by keyword or phrase using either quick or advanced search screens
- narrow or broaden searches by date
- browse topics of interest by subject, name or committee
- view details of items of interest or expand search results to include full sets of minutes
- save, email or print search results for future reference and use
Once a search result is obtained, users can link directly from the database search results list to the relevant minutes and reports on the City website.
Information in the database dates from the year 2000 onwards and is regularly kept up-to-date.
The database supports Richmond City Council’s long-standing commitment to ensuring an open and transparent government with information that is easily accessible. Later on this year, another initiative will be launched that will allow users to view a summary from Council minutes which will focus on how each Council member voted.
For details and to search the Council Decisions Database, visit www.richmond.ca/councildecisions.