Get out the popcorn. Starting in August, video of Lake Forest City Council meetings will be posted online for public view for the first time in the city's 20-year history.
Video of the council's Aug. 7 meeting will be posted online on Aug. 8. The Aug. 14 meeting and subsequent meetings will stream live online.
The council first agreed to in January. But in February, three members .
The topic . Councilwoman switched her position on videotaping and became a proponent of the plan, giving the idea majority approval.
The Lake Forest council voted to spend about $500 for a videocamera, about $1,000 to mount it on the ceiling in and $6,400 annually to archive the videos online. One-time start-up costs will run an additional $2,240 in the first year.
taken in April, 78 percent of respondents said the city should be videotaping meetings and posting them online. Fourteen percent also wished the city would broadcast meetings live. And 7 percent said the city should wait until it moves into permanent quarters, rather than its current rented space.
Find video of council meetings under the Current Agenda tab on the city’s website.