REPORTING · 13th January 2015
At Kitimat City Council’s Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, January 12th, Council was advised to give pre-budget approval for the streaming of the Council Meetings. $11,600 has been budgeted between the 2015 budget and a prior reserve for the infrastructure to being streaming the meetings.
This was done in response to a motion made by Councillor Mary Murphy in mid-October, 2014.
“If we wait till May, it will probably take 2-3 months extra to get the wireless hooked up in city and the cameras and everything else for it. Unless there is a concern from Council, I suggest that our IT manager come forward at a future meeting to explain it. We could look at a pre-approval or just leave it,” said CAO Ron Poole.
While Normally, Council Meetings are filmed by local volunteers and broadcast on Citywest, their absence at the last two Regular Meetings of Council has been noticed by the public.
Council on Monday the 19th
Comment by Cem on 20th January 2015
Good pictures but no sound.......waiting patiently !!!!
Missed council meeting
Comment by CEM on 17th January 2015
Is there not money in the budget to pay someone to look after the cameras and sound system and then it will be looked after more professionally .