GRETNA, La. (AP) — The City Council has gone to a system of electronic agendas for its meeting, and city officials say the move away from paper will save $27,000 a year.

The Times-Picayune reports the agendas are now being posted online for public viewing at

The council also revamped its agenda format to shorten meetings.

Routine matters, such as approval of previous meeting minutes and requests for events, are handled through a consent agenda.

Ordinances for introduction are provided online and are no longer read aloud at meetings.

Councilman Wayne Rau says the council had been considering the move for some time. Mayor Belinda Constant pushed through the idea.