Councillors in their infinite wisdom voted against the Draft Bass Coast Shire Council Meeting Livestreaming Policy 2019, although Bass Coast council officers recommended a 6-month trial period for live streaming Council Ordinary Meetings.
Cr Rothfield at the Council Ordinary Meeting on the 18th September moved a motion deferring the Livestreaming Policy 2019 as it does not adequately address access and inclusion or security issues.
Nor are the full costs of implementing the policy adequately scoped; and refers the issue of livestreaming of Council meetings for Council consideration of the full cost of implementing a comprehensive live streaming policy in the 2020/21 budget process.
Please note that the full motion and discussion following Cr Rothfield’s motion are not available in the council minutes and as no audio or live streaming is available and as such denying all ratepayers and residents of the Bass Coast Shire access to the full council discussion on this topic.
Cr Rothfield and other councillors please note that the same safety and cost concern will exist in 2020/2021
John Trigt, Surf Beach.