Although for years transparency has often been vague at City Hall, the Forney City Council will soon begin live stream broadcasting of their bi-monthly meetings via the city’s website.
The city has contracted Swagit Productions to provide video streaming of all council meetings, therefore in preparation for this new and exciting change; city staff has purchased new chairs for the council members and staff, a new podium for speakers addressing the council and a new media table.
Finally providing the voters a means of witnessing the subtle nuances of political one up-man ship that frequently occur during council meetings, this new ability to “real-time” watch the Forney Council deliberate the business of the taxpayer could change the perspectives of some voters.
In a recent press release, contracted Interim City Manager Paul Stevens stated “I think this is a great opportunity that will allow all residents to see how local government operates.”
The first meeting to be live streamed will be the 6:30 p.m. March 6, 2018 City Council Meeting.