record retention

Doing Less with More!!

It’s no secret. Budgets are tight and time is thin. How does your city or town get things done as your workloads increase and workforce is reduced, or if you’re lucky, stays the same? As people continue to move further out into the suburbs, cities and towns are going to be faced with the challenges of operating with finite resources to accomplish more and more.

Bringing the Past into the Future

Municipal Record Retention

In this era of increasing reliance on digital documents and a growing focus on municipal records (and their availability to the public) municipal officials and employees are often confronted with an endless stream of paper and electronic documents which have to be dealt with…somehow. All municipalities face the questions of how long to keep these records, in what form, and how to get rid of them.

“Municipal Records”

Managing Municipal Records

Municipalities have a lot of documents and records to keep track of. Every department, employee, board and official generates and receives hundreds (or thousands) of records per year. Although many of them do not need to be retained, those which do must be managed somehow. In this Legal Q&A, we’ll look at some of the more common questions regarding the efficient management of municipal records.

Q: Where should municipal records be kept? Are there any laws or rules?