Leading from the Left

Monday, April 03, 2006

watch County Commissioners meetings online?

If my home county, Onslow, can do this, then it's time for Orange to follow suit:

Commissioners meetings to be shown on Web
April 02,2006

NEWS RELEASEBeginning with Monday's Onslow County Board of Commissioners meeting, all regularly scheduled meetings of the board can be viewed live via the county's Web site.

People can watch live meetings and view archives of past meetings 24 hours a day. The archived meetings will be searchable using keywords to make it easy to quickly research and view specific topics.

There will also be a "jump to" agenda and meeting minutes allowing users to select a specific agenda item and go directly to that point in the video.

Onslow County is the first county in North Carolina to partner with Granicus Inc., based in San Francisco, which provides web streaming video services to local governments.

"The ability to view board meetings via the Internet enhances open government and provides connectivity to all county residents," said Onslow County Manager Frank Clifton.