City council meetings can now be viewed online.
Archives of the May 31 and June 5 workshops are now available. The June 12 workshop and meeting will be streamed live beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The new online service is in addition to broadcasting city council meetings on the government access channel, Time Warner Cable Channel 10, which the city has done for more than 15 years.
“We recognize that people don’t want to be tethered to a broadcast schedule,” said Hilary Shine, director of public information. “Making meetings available online allows people to access them 24 hours a day from any device with an Internet connection.”
To navigate from the city homepage, users will click the tab labeled City Council Meetings which leads to a page containing meeting agendas, minutes, and presentation files. On that page, there is a link titled Televised Meetings that leads to meetings streamed live while in progress and archived meetings for play back.
“We think people will be pleased with the function of this system,” said Shine. “The streaming and archives are very high quality and load quickly. We’ve also added meeting agendas to the video player for easy reference.”