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.