Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All Committee Meetings Now Available Live on TV or Internet

Now you can watch all of the County Council’s committee meetings from the comfort of your home or anywhere with Internet access.

All of our committee meetings now either are being broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery or recorded for later broadcast on the County’s cable station. At times when two committees are meeting simultaneously, you now have the option of seeing one meeting live on television and the other on the Internet via streaming.

The move to broadcast all committee meetings—which total approximately 190 in an average year—is part of the County’s Open Government Initiative to make more aspects of government operations accessible to the public.

The County has long had the policy of televising live all Council sessions and public hearings on County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). Special events such as town hall meetings hosted by the Council or the County Executive are either broadcast live or recorded for later broadcast.


Anonymous said...

This is great news. I hope it is well publicized and taken advantage of.

Anonymous said...

Great News! I hope the County is considering additional televised/recorded meetings of community interest--like County Stat or the recently assembled Rapid Transit System Steering Committee.

Anonymous said...

This is a good move toward more open government.

At the state level, the senate committees now post audio of their hearings on the web, and the house committees post video and audio of their hearings on the web.

Now if only the District and Circuit courts would post video of their hearings on the web. Too bad the judicial branch does everything in its power to keep their inept judges out of public view.