Bradley asking County council to reconsider ‘receive and file’ action on live streaming of meetings

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley intends to ask Lambton County Council, where he is a member representing the city, to reconsider a "receive and file" action regarding so-called live streaming of council meetings.

Bradley first requested his fellow councillors direct staff to consider the idea more than a year ago. On Feb. 1, 2011, which was the next meeting after his Jan. 25, 2011 request, council acted to effectively kill the idea. Bradley was not able to attend the meeting due to bad weather.

In his original request, Bradley referenced the fact that public access to council meetings are limited. "Many communities have moved to webcasting along with archiving the meetings for the public to be able to access on a 24-hour basis," Bradley wrote in his notice of motion letter.

Most recently, in an e-mail dated Feb. 10, Bradley is asking Ron Van Horne, Lambton County chief administrative officer, to put reconsider of the "receive and file" action on the next county council agenda.

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