Long Beach is changing the software it uses to post meeting agendas and broadcast meetings for the City Council and city commissions, with an expected rollout date in October of the new OneMeeting platform.

The city clerk’s office told the City Council Tuesday night that the switch would be phased in, with the new site going live in the middle of October. The current meeting website will remain active for the public to access archived agendas, minutes and video.

Eventually, all files will be migrated over to the new OneMeeting platform. The city has used its current software, Granicus, to organize its public meeting agendas and archive past meetings for nearly 20 years. The council approved the City Clerk’s search for a new vendor in 2021.

Rock Solid, the developer of OneMeeting, is an affiliate of Granicus.

A Long Beach Post editor viewing the city of Long Beach’s public meetings website currently runs through Granicus. Photo by Valerie Osier.

The new site offers features like allowing agendas and other documents to be transcribed into Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog, the three languages the city typically offers translation services for. The city could also opt into the software’s advanced search features, which could allow residents to search for how individual council members voted on a policy, as well as AI-generated transcripts of meetings.

The city of Los Angeles switched to OneMeeting in 2020.

The city clerk’s office said it will begin an outreach campaign next month that will include tutorials and instructional videos for residents to learn how to use the new website once it goes live. The tutorials and videos are expected to be hosted on a website the clerk’s office will launch in September.

Long Beach aims to get the platform up and running in time for a public meeting on Oct. 16.

Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at [email protected] or @JasonRuiz_LB on Twitter.