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- November 23, 2017 at 11:59 AM #740031
This saga began in 2008, when Council first decided to do away with Synopsis Minutes of meetings of Standing Committees and Council, supposedly to save $60,000. This issue last came up for discussion on Bulldog in September — context: transparency and accountability.
This month, the IT wizzards at City hall have started to roll out the YouTube solution. The system is still far from perfect but you can go to <http://ottawa.primegov.com/portal/#/> and access the video or audio record. Text appears on the screen too, and you see the slides staff uses in their presentations. Imagine. Livestreamed.
On an undated page, here is more information: <https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/your-city-government/watch-or-listen-city-council-meetings>.
That’s still no solution to the inability to search text, but it’s something.November 23, 2017 at 3:19 PM #740056
It is a step forward but a very small step forward.
Interesting that the city told me they were doing YouTube Live … then said they weren’t.
Now they’re doing YouTube Live.
Don’t know what the strategy is there.
As you know, damn hard to search video. But a great way of covering up what you’ve done.
Kind of like not putting your campaign donors in documents not in alphabetical order.
kgrayNovember 23, 2017 at 5:46 PM #740061
One workaround might be this: http://www.youtube2subtitle.com/