Friday, November 05, 2010

LC Comm'r Meetings Now Online

Lehigh County has joined the growing number of municipalities that are posting their meetings online.

“Today, communications and information are expected to be available online,” said Commissioner Chairman Browning. “Making our meetings viewable by the residents of Lehigh County is an important step toward accountability and transparency.”

This is part of a larger “transparency in government” initiative that also includes the online posting of campaign finance filings made by Lehigh County elected officials and candidates for elected office.

Meetings for the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. All future meetings will be recorded and will be available the following day for public viewing on the internet. In order to access the video file for the most recent meeting, go to www.lehighcounty.org

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent, now we can compare professionals acting in responsible fashion in contrast to Northampton County where the little dictator runs the meetings without regards for rules, or proper procedure.

Night and day. I've seen both and it is the difference between intelligent, reasoned debate based on mutual respect as opposed to an insecure bully in a position of power he is temperamentally and emotionally unable to handle.

Very educational for the Leigh Valley. Especially new District four voters.

Anonymous said...

Bernie
Are this year's local election campaign funds now online, and if so, how do we find them? Also, are these county meetings going to be live broadcasts? Thank you for your help.

Anonymous said...

what did norco's equipment cost to accomplish this feat?

Bernie O'Hare said...

Anon 6:18,

You can find reports for the statewide offices at http://www.campaignfinance.state.pa.us/CFHome.aspx.

There were no municipal races, but reports must be filed at the county offices for those local races. Those are not online, except for LC. I have a link on my left sidebar.

Bernie O'Hare said...

anon 8:54, It cost NC somewhere around $35k. LC cost more because of differences in the room.