Fernie Launches On Demand Webcasts of Council Meetings & Public Hearings

Fernie has launched on demand webcasts of City Council Meetings and Public Hearings. This new service is available through Fernie’s website (www.fernie.ca), giving residents the opportunity to watch meeting webcasts from the comfort of their home.

“I am pleased to introduce webcasting,” said Mayor Mary Giuliano. “This initiative will help to ensure that our decision - making process remains open, informed and understood.”

The new webcasting service complements Mayor and Council’s goal of building a more accessible, transparent, and accountable local government. Last year, Fernie redeveloped its website
and launched its Twitter site.

“Citizens will be able to access meeting videos at their convenience along with the supporting materials such as staff reports and meeting agendas,” said Jim Hendricks, Chief Administrative Officer. “Successful communities foster engaged citizens.”

The City has contracted with Granicus, an award winning cloud applications provider for government transparency, efficiency and citizen participation. Its solutions are designed specifically to help public agencies establish
meaningful connections with their community online, over social networks, and mobile devices while reducing operational costs
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Video streaming coverage will commence at 7pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014 with the City of Fernie regular Council meeting. To view this meeting and a list of archived meetings, please visit their website at www.fernie.ca click on ‘City Hall’ and ‘Meetings & Minutes’

Regular Council meetings will be broadcasted on Shaw TV Channel10 at 3:30pm on Tuesdays and 11am on Thursdays