Portions of Town of Mamaroneck Board meetings are shown by LMC-TV. But significant portions of public sessions, e.g. “work sessions,” are not shown, and some substantive discussions among board members are not shown. The Board indicated that this complies with NY law.
Yes, it complies with the law, but not with the full intent of the law, which is based on a presumption of openness and with providing constituents the ability to hear the discussions of its government, not simply the votes. In a time when virtually anyone can post video to the internet, why can’t our Town government and its public access video organization stream all of the Town Board meetings to our televisions and the web?
Oh, and while we’re asking questions, why can’t copies of the documents being discussed at meetings be posted on the Town’s web site so constituents can follow along with and understand the discussions?
Let’s bring government out from behind the curtain.
Town of Mamaroneck