Webcasting public meetings is a growing trend. Not in Kirkland.

The GazetteIn February, Île-Bizard-Ste-Geneviève borough became the first West Island municipal jurisdiction to webcast public meetings, using its own staff and equipment, and opened an archive on YouTube. A link can be found through the borough’s home page on Montreal’s web portal…… Read the article by Albert Kramberger, The Gazette, September 10, 2014.

On Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Pointe-Claire joined  the growing number of municipalities live streaming council meetings. Pointe-Claire Mayor Morris Trudeau called the introduction of webcasts an “investment in democracy.” …. By Kathryn Greenaway, The Gazette, October 7, 2014.

The City of Montreal has been streaming its Council meetings and Question periods for quite a while. Moreover, one can always watch the archives, regardless of the date.

Will you watch your local council meeting webcasts? – read Brenda O’Farrell’s blog here.

And finally: will we ever have the Town of Kirkland meetings and Question periods at least properly recorded and documented, as promised by Mayor Gibson during the election campaign? Or there is no money left to invest in democracy after the undisclosed legal fees and the sprinkler park? Or is all the above is exactly what Mayor Meany referred to “the Kirkland way”?

Ask your councilor if you have a chance and let us know.

 

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One Response to Webcasting public meetings is a growing trend. Not in Kirkland.

  1. Do Kirkland Citizens Want “More Information, More Transparency, More Democracy” With Live Streaming & On Demand Archives of Regularly Scheduled Monthly Public Meetings of the Mayor & Council of the Town of Kirkland?

    With the Town of Kirkland Mayor & Council inviting all to the Kirkland Town Hall to attend regularly scheduled monthly municipal council meetings, will the Mayor & Council support my proposal to retain the services of WebTV.coop in November 2014 to begin to webcast and archive all regularly scheduled monthly public meetings of the Town of Kirkland Mayor & Council by going to tender for the best offer or for $1,650 per webcast as produced for the City of Pointe-Claire?

    To support and help fund the campaign to webcast and archive all regularly scheduled monthly public meetings of the Mayor & Council of the Town of Kirkland, call Daniel La Tour (514) 630-6116 or email: neighbourhoodparty@mail.com with subject line: Kirkland.

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