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Council meetings will be live streamed.
Councillors approved a sole source agreement with integratingSolutions Inc. (iSi) Global Webcasting for the next five years to help live stream council meetings. The cost will be $7,500 per year plus taxes.
Council previously approved a budget of $10,000 per year for an external webhosting provider to live stream council proceedings in 2013. Shaw Cable agreed to provide the feed at no cost to the city.
According to a report from the city clerk/solicitor’s department, live streaming council meetings is another way to increase transparency of the municipal government.
“It would provide a level of accessibility for citizens to access meetings as they are happening live, from wherever they are located as long as they are connected to the Internet. This had previously been limited to Shaw customers,” it said.
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