by Cllr Karen Chilvers on 31 January, 2013
WATCH THE WEBCAST EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT HERE!
So, our “open and transparent” council has taken the link to last night’s Environment Panel off the webcast page. This is the meeting that saw me and a colleague called something that starts with T and rhymes with hat, admission that figures on the council’s website were altered to look better, the Tories storming out before the meeting ended and the opposition taking over to conclude meeting.
It is a mystery why the webcast has been removed from the library. Luckily, I have a link!
The managing director made this decision, I hope it is not at the request of a Conservative councillor.
An investigation is underway but the fact remains, you cannot pick and choose which meetings are available for the public to view, because we are then wandering into some serious censorship and propaganda territory.
IF YOU BELIEVE ALL COUNCIL MEETINGS SHOULD BE WEBCAST SO YOU CAN SEE HOW YOUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES CONDUCT THEMSELVES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT IS EMBARRASING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION PLEASE COMMENT ON THIS FORM.