After at least 8 years of requesting the video stream from the camera mounted on the wall in Council Chambers...a milestone has occurred.
With the cooperation of new City Manager Andy Hall, Ed Vea and possibly others; an on-demand video stream of council meetings has been created and will be available in the future on the City's Website.
Last night's Council Meeting can be viewed by clicking the above link.
While this did not unfold quite the way I thought it would, this is a big victory for transparency and community involvement. I applaud Andy Hall and Ed Vea for finally doing the right thing....which the previous City Manager Gary Brown ignored repeatedly for years.
While I may not always agree with how the City does business...I will say that I respect Andy Hall for doing the right thing and being a man of his word. The Council Video's are now available on- demand and hopefully they will catalog and post past council meetings as well.
What will Imperial Beach do now? Is the horse already out of the barn? Will transparency at this point un-do anything that may have been done improperly by previous administrations and councils?
KEEP THE COMMUNITY DIALOGUE GOING. IT'S YOUR DEMOCRACY AND YOUR TOWN!