In the wake of news Wagga Council will trial live streaming its meetings from May, the potential for such a service to come to Griffith has become a serious possibility.
66 per cent of people in a recent The Area News poll said they believed Griffith City Council should consider live streaming its meetings, with mayor John Dal Broi confirming he the ball rolling requesting his staff prepare a report on the cost and what would be involved.
“If we are going to do it, it will have to be done properly,” he said.
Cr Dal Broi said it was his understanding all of the councillors were in favour of the proposal and was hopeful it would be a good thing for the community.
Griffith Business Chamber president Paul Pierotti is a big supporter of the push saying the service would be an asset to the community and would address concerns of transparency.
“I am not saying this will be the biggest thing in terms of ratings, but people care about council meetings when it affects them, so why shouldn’t they have access to the debate live?” He said.
Mr Pierotti said the decision needn’t be cost prohibitive, and definitely would not need to cost the community the $15,000 to $44,000 Wagga Council had estimated.
“This technology is available and everyone in the world is taking advantage of it already,” he said.
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