Live-Streaming Council in Easton

Kurt Bresswein, “Lights, cameras, legislative action! Easton to begin live-streaming council meetings.”, November 29, 2018.

“Easton Mayor Sal Panto Jr. announced toward the start of the agenda Wednesday night that city council’s meeting was being audio- and video-recorded. It was a dry run for live-streaming of council meetings set to begin Jan. 9, 2019, on the city website, Easton is joining Allentown in live-streaming city council proceedings, something Bethlehem City Council President Adam Waldron said earlier this month he’d be looking into, as well.”

Whattaya think, Gadflyers?

Gadfly has been posting some video and audio to make meetings come and stay “alive” for you.

In hopes of spreading knowledge of, interest in, and participation in civic affairs.

Apparently we’re close to joining Allentown and Easton.

Upsides are pretty obvious.

Do you see any downsides?

2 thoughts on “Live-Streaming Council in Easton

  1. No downsides.

    (Except occasional possibility of embarrassment to some City officials.)

  2. As my late father used to say, “The truth will set you free.” Live streaming by using modern technology opens up the action of elected officials to public scrutiny and it’s a no brainer. Why wouldn’t elected officials and the public embrace open and honest government?

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