Council meeting for couch potatoes

By  | February 13, 2011 | 6 Comments | Filed under: Local News, Politics

Monday’s council meeting will be televised on Roger’s Cable 20 at 9 p.m.
You can access the agenda by clicking on the link below.
I’m interested. to see if they adopt the recommendations of The Voter to Vote Task Force. One of the recommendations was to allow internet voting

Council Agenda for Monday

6 Responses to Council meeting for couch potatoes

  1. Jimm Hillis February 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    The water billing issue is on the agenda for Monday night and I am sure many landlords will be interested in that one.

  2. Kristen Bechtal February 14, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    How many people regularly attend the meetings outside of those making presentations and the staff that has to be there? 15-20 maybe on a good day. I used to go to the odd meetings and attendance was minimal at best, most people don’t care about watching the show whether it is on TV or on the Internet. This is just another example of a select few deciding what the rest of us want, just like the election issue that has been hijacked by a few people and they tell us that the entire city wants it. WE don’t, and no one that i have talked to could care to watch the meetings they are just interested in the results which they can read in the Cambridge Times. So do what you want but don’t say that i want nor need these things because i don’t.

  3. Brett Hagey February 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Well, Kristen, getting audio or video transcripts of council sessions on the city web site is not so much for those too lazy to attend , as it is more of a convenience for a lot of people who could participate if their individual situations could be taken in to consideration.

    Monday nights can be hectic for average families, Soccer nights and such for the kids, perhaps working afternoon shifts, not to mention our folks who travel or are taxpaying Snow Birds, for that matter.

    How about seniors or other demographic groups who are strapped to oxygen masks and the like, ashamed to make a public appearance downtown because they’re wired up like a Borg, or immobile citizens who frankly can’t travel great lengths because of physical disabilities. There are a lot of valid reasons to provide better tools to keep the public informed.

    One Voice, One Vote, for All 😉

  4. scot February 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I think that any medium that broadcasts the council meetings is a plus. It makes council more accessible, and gives people to watch a council meeting. Of course, whether you watch or not is your decision, but at least you have a choice.
    I’ts a major plus having it televised on a night like this;it’s supposed to be -17 tonight, I may just stay home rather than dragging my frozen butt down there.

  5. Harold Fontaine February 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    You can televise it all you want, I wouldn’t watch it, even though i have tried but it is just too slow a procedure for me.

  6. scot February 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Kudos to Frank Monteiro for asking Police Chief Matt Torrigan for beat cops for downtown.

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