The Greater Lowndes Planning Commission meets tonight at 5:30PM,
but there’s no agenda posted anywhere online.
the same meeting at which he asserted
“we have broadband”,
“transparency is not a problem”
County Chairman Bill Slaughter said the county doesn’t publish
agendas or minutes for the Planning Commission because of
“When officials act like
they have something to hide,
they often do”
I suppose I don’t know much about this Internet stuff,
so maybe somebody can explain it to me:
what’s the big expense in publishing the GLPC agendas and minutes
the same way the county publishes its own
Yet if you search for the Planning Commission on the county’s website,
all you find is its name in a list of
Boards, Agencies & Commissions;
tonight’s meeting is not even listed in
the county’s online calendar.
For that matter, what would be the big expense in posting
the entire agenda packets, like for example Continue reading →
I've been nagging Valdosta for years about putting some of their
cable TV station content on the web.
Turns out they are already doing some of that,
which is a step towards acting like a modern metropolitan area.
Received Wednesday via Tim Carroll;
I added the links and the [clarification].
From: Sementha Mathews
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 11:48 AM
To: Tim Carroll
Subject: RE: "The rest of the story"
Thank you for the recent phone call. As a result, I will research
the Austin, Tx media practices to see if they can be implemented in
any way here at Metro 17. We used to include a council wrap segment
in each show, and I'll ask
Shemeeka [Johnson, Valdosta Channel 17 Media Coordinator]
why we took that out. But we
can easily add that back in.
Local governments around here seem reluctant to post videos of their own meetings, or even to post board packet items on the web. We’ve seen examples of how to do it from Travis County, Texas and Leon County, Florida, but those are other states; maybe our Georgia local governments don’t want to look at such examples. How about Glynn County, Georgia?