Village begins broadcasts of council meetings online

By Gary Alan Ruse….

Pictured is part of the Oct. 3 council meeting as displayed on the Internet broadcast.

The Village of Palmetto Bay launched its online streaming video broadcast of council meetings with live coverage of the Oct. 3 session from the council chambers at Village Hall.

In addition to live coverage of new meetings, there also will be an archive of previous meetings beginning with the Oct. 3 session for anyone who may have missed a live meeting. Both functions will be available through a link on the official village website at <>. Besides the feed from the cameras, documents being discussed may be seen in a split screen arrangement, or may be viewed by themselves.

Also available through the main village website is another new feature, the online Village Check Register, which may be viewed as a PDF (.pdf) file. Both this and the streaming videos of meetings are intended to increase government transparency and accessibility for residents.

For information, call 305-259-1234.

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2 Comments on "Village begins broadcasts of council meetings online"

  1. IgnoredResident | October 20, 2011 at 7:55 am | Reply

    This is a half-hearted gesture. They broadcast only the regular council meetings. What about the zoning hearings? Last Monday's zoning meeting was not broadcast. The committee meetings are not online either. This is where the real discussion takes place. The decisions are made by the time that the regular meetings start. Who wants to see the mayor and council present honorary certificates to guests? We need to see the actual city business and the zoning hearings! I heard that the mayor admitted that she accepted campaign donations from the charter school. That needs to be online for everyone to see how this government really works.

  2. It’s been a good while since I’ve been back here… hasn’t changed much. Hope to see you spruce it up some soon.

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