DALEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — Late last year, Daleville Councilman Kevin Turley proposed having council meetings live-streamed to promote openness to citizens.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, Turley says this is an ideal time to live stream meetings.
Turley said many folks are looking to avoid social contact due to the pandemic, and live streaming creates greater access for folks to keep up with their local officials.
“What’s going on at council meetings, there are some citizens who can’t make it to city council meetings due to work and child care,” he said. “Plus, with the pandemic and everything, they don’t want to expose themselves more than they have to crowd and things so it’ll be a way for them to stay involved with city hall and what’s going on. It’s about transparency.”
Mayor Jayme Stayton said the matter is being reviewed by the city’s legal counsel, and it’s
expected to be discussed during a workshop on Feb. 1 and possibly voted on Feb. 2.
“Hopefully, we’ll have it up and running, I would say, in the months to come,” Slayton said, “I’m not sure, you know, we’re gonna have to figure out how we’re going to do it, the whole process. We’re going to have to come up with who is going to do it, the whole process, and then figure who is going to man it so we’ll have to talk about that. So it’ll be another two work sessions before we get it rocking and rolling.”