NEWS RELEASE

 

February 15, 2011

For Additional Information:

Robert Simison, Meridian Mayor’s Office

(208) 888-4433

 

MERIDIAN CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS TO BE STREAMED LIVE

 

Meridian, ID – (February 15, 2011) – In an effort to make its activities available to a wider audience, Meridian City Council meetings will now be streamed live from the City’s website beginning February 15, 2011.  Webcasts will begin 5 minutes prior to regularly scheduled City Council meetings which are at 7:00 pm on the first, third and fourth Tuesday, and at 6:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday.  To view the webcast visit www.meridiancity.org/livestream. 

 

“We have stepped up our efforts in areas of transparency and accountability.  Citizens can get a closer look at their city government than ever before.  By streaming City Council meetings live online we are helping to keep the public informed and reinforcing our commitment to providing content information on our citizens’ terms. This makes it easier for families to stay at home and stay informed,” said Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd.

 

Webcast City Council meetings will also be made available for viewing on the City’s website for 3 months following the meeting.  Once available, the meetings can be accessed through the video icon on the City’s homepage, www.meridiancity.org.

 

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The City of Meridian is located at the center of the Treasure Valley in southwest Idaho, minutes from the State Capitol. Founded in 1893 and incorporated as a city in 1903, Meridian is now one of Idaho’s largest and fastest growing communities. As the home to many young families, Meridian is a vibrant community whose mission is to be a premier city to live, work and raise a family and was selected in 2010 by Family Circle Magazine as one of their Top 10 Best Cities for Families, by Money Magazine as one of its 100 Best Places to Live, and by America’s Promise Alliance and ING as one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People For more information about Meridian, visit www.meridiancity.org.