Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Meetings of Council Now Webcast Live

St. John’s City Council is pleased to announce that Regular Meetings of Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings, starting this morning, will be available to the public via live webcast at stjohns.ca/councilmeetings.

“We are pleased that the upgraded technology allows for greater public accessibility of Council proceedings by providing improved meeting agenda and minutes documents, live web streaming of Council proceedings and archived recordings of meetings,” said Mayor Danny Breen.

“This is a very important step in our goal to allow the public greater access to the Council’s decision-making process,” said Mayor Breen. “You can watch Council meetings online if you choose to do so, or easily watch a recording later of just the decision you are interested in by clicking the video link in the agenda.”

This is a significant step in a year-long project to enhance the technology and software used to support Council proceedings.

In total, the Council Chamber audio visual network and control equipment, including professional services to install, configure and commission the system plus technical support cost approximately $160,000. The Meeting Management and web streaming/recording software, including installation, configuration, testing and end user training cost approximately $14,000 for initial install, configuration and training and will cost approximately $40,000 for recurring annual software maintenance and support.

The City of St. John’s aims to be a city that performs effectively and delivers results. This project is identified in the Our City, Our Future 2019 Action Plan under the goal ensure accountability through transparent and open decision-making.