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Johns Creek to begin live-streaming City Council meetings in March

March 03, 2015

Live Streaming VideoTo promote transparency in government, the City of Johns Creek on March 16 will begin live-streaming and archiving video of City Council work sessions and regular City Council meetings.

Residents can follow City Council proceedings by visiting the City website, and clicking a button. If they want to re-watch the meeting or if they were unable to come to City Hall, they can go the website and watch an archived video. The archived video will be tabbed to correspond with specific agenda items so people can watch only items that interest them if they so choose.

“In keeping with our commitment to increase transparency, we are now making it easy for the public to follow and understand what is happening in our city, even if they cannot attend a meeting in person,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “We hope this will help our citizens feel better informed and, in turn, provide us more input as issues come before the City Council, which will  enable us to better represent them.  

Soon, residents will also be able to watch meetings of the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.

The technology is adaptable so the City can upgrade or modify the hardware and the software. The technology also is designed so that the City can move it should City Hall ever re-locate.