• Open City Council Meetings

Open City Council Meetings, Vision 08
by Guy W. Midkiff
Saturday, January 26, 2008

Washington, Missouri: Currently, City Council meeting minutes are made available via the City Website and are in document files that are down loadable. It is virtually impossible to capture the full texture of a City Council meeting by just reading minutes. There are examples of terse responses from Council Members and the referencing minutes that failed to mention the specific Councilman’s name. Two hour meetings reduced to a couple pages of minutes begs the question of accuracy and detail.

I feel it important that “all” citizens be given the right and opportunity to view these proceedings on video. It may not be convenient for the people to make a meeting or view the live broadcast.

I would move to insure all meetings are recorded on DVD and made available to the public through library check-out and master copies archived in a fire proof vault.

I would also move to make the proceedings viewable off of the internet through “podcast” technology or other similar formats.

Guy W. Midkiff

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