Aurora City Councilwoman Barb Cleland was the first of the council members to receive an iPad Thursday. The other council members that will be receiving iPads will get them within the next two weeks, she said. Everyone on city council except Bob Broom and Molly Markert will be getting iPads. Councilwoman Sue Sandstrom won't be getting one because she was elected as Arapahoe County Treasurer and she'll be starting her new job in January. After each council member's term is up, they'll have the option of buying the iPad from the city or surrendering it to the city.
The impetus for purchasing the iPads was to reduce printing costs. The iPad costs $729, plus an annual $180 per year for a data plan. Currently, the cost to print each city council packet is $710, and the cost to assemble and deliver it is an additional $200 per council member.
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