Hamlet logoHamlet, the leading partner enhancing the transparency of city meetings for residents, is excited to announce its new collaboration with the City of Palo Alto to deliver AI-driven meeting summaries. This pilot partnership aims to keep the community informed and make it easier for residents to access city decision-making through clear summaries of Palo Alto City Council and Utilities Advisory Commission meetings. Hamlet independently curates all summaries with no involvement or review by the City. 

Sunil Rajaraman, founder and CEO of Hamlet, said of the initiative, “Residents of small American cities want transparency from local governments. AI can be used perfectly for this purpose. Rather than attending hours-long meetings, residents can receive summaries straight from the source. This helps local governments avoid situations in which residents get their information from social media and local residents can stay up to date on the latest issues.”

“Collaborating with Hamlet provides a creative new way to keep our community informed of Council and Utility Advisory Commission decision-making. We are thrilled to be on the cutting edge using AI technology, establishing a new channel for community access to public meeting discussions and connecting our residents to issues they care about,” said Palo Alto City Manager Ed Shikada.

Through its advanced technology, Hamlet enables residents to stay informed on local issues important to them, regardless of their ability to attend meetings in person or virtually. Hamlet’s reach extends beyond Palo Alto, with successful partnerships in place with the City of Saratoga and various non-governmental clients.

About Hamlet

Hamlet uses AI and human oversight to craft summaries of government meetings for residents of American communities. The company’s flagship product, GovCenter, enables citizens to access summaries of city-council meetings and other commission meetings. Currently operating in California, Hamlet plans to expand nationally in the coming months. Hamlet is based in the Bay Area and is backed by several venture investors. 

To explore bringing Hamlet to your city or county, visit their GovCenter.