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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Municipal Clerk Jalloh wins 'Greenclerk' award

Plainfield Today would like to nominate Municipal Clerk 'AJ' Jalloh for the 'Greenclerk' award.

OK, so it's a totally made up award, but I think it's a good idea. And since I made it up, I can award it, too. So, here's to you, AJ, and all the best for 2012!

Since taking office, Clerk Jalloh has taken a number of steps to ease access to public records, including --

  • Having the charter and ordinances put online;

  • Posting the Council agendas online;

  • Fulfilling OPRA requests electronically.
These three achievements alone have made it much easier for interested residents and taxpayers to get needed information in a timely fashion, without the need of a trip to City Hall or the Public Library.

But 2012 debuts a new -- hopefully permanent -- change that will reduce the City's carbon (and carbon toner) footprint significantly.

Tonight's agenda has elegant, uncluttered look.
That is the new, elegantly simple Council agenda format which can be seen in tonight's reorganization agenda (available online here).

Eliminating the ornate black border of the old style both saves toner and enlarges the space available for agenda items, reducing (hopefully, though the reorg agenda is especially long by nature of the event) the number of pages needed to print out.

Every microdot counts!

What's next 'AJ', a Plainfield app for our iPhones and Androids?

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

AJ is the best!!!!

Bob said...

It's nice to see someone at City Hall works and thinks. The award is well deserved.

Bob Bolmer