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Fairfax Town Council: Are You Ready for Your Close-up?

The next council meeting will be filmed by the Community Media Center of Marin but not broadcast. Future meetings are planned to be available through cablecasting and/or web streaming.

Fairfax Town Council Meeting

Wednesday, August 1
7 p.m.  (Closed Session begins at 6:30 p.m.)

The Fairfax Town Council will enter the digitial broadcast age and begin recording the town council meetings. 

Four video cameras and equipment were installed in the Fairfax Women's Club with the help of a grant from the Marin Telecommunications Agency.

The Town of Fairfax will be working with the Community Media Center of Marin to record and later broadcast the video on the government channel (G Channel) that is maintained by the media center.

Council member Larry Bragman will provide an update on the project which is planned to expand to live broadcasts of public meetings, web streaming and archiving.

On the agenda

  • Discussion of the plans for the Fairfax Bike Spine Project
  • Second reading and adoption of an ordinance protecting fish and wildlife from the impact of latex balloons by prohibiting their release within the town of Fairfax.
  • Approval of response to Grand Jury Report, "Pre-Schoolers Learn to Share — Can Local Governments?"
  • Report on FEMA Flood Map Update meeting
  • Discussion of enacting an ordinance to give the town further tools to abate fire danger from unmaintained bank-owned properties
  • Discussion of status of cablecasting and webstreaming of Council meetings

Announcements:

  • Volunteers are needed for the Fairfax Food Pantry on Saturdays from 9-11 a.m.
  • Vacancies on the Open Space Committee, Fairfax Youth Commission, and a Youth Commissioner position for the Parks and Rec Commission
  • Another public meeting will be held in October for the FEMA Map Update
  • "Streets for People" event will be held on Sunday, August 26 from noon to 4 p.m. on Bolinas Road (closed to traffic)
  • Town Picnic is schedued for Sunday, September 16 from noon to 5 p.m. at Contratti Field
valeri hood July 30, 2012 at 04:31 PM
I think that the Fairfax council is more than ready- and ready to set an example of how democracy works. I have testified in front of every council in Marin- I have found that the Fairfax council is by far the most receptive. If every council would allow themselves to be filmed, and if the people would watch what goes on, I think they would be shocked at how the people who come in to speak are often disrespected and dismissed. Thanks to the Fairfax council for once again being leaders in the Marin community.

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