Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dunwoody setting a trend as access to meeting video grows among city councils.

Full AJC Article

Dunwoody council member John Heneghan has been recording city council meetings on his own since the city incorporated two years ago. He began by capturing the meetings in audio and downloading them to his webpage. Within a year, he used his own expense account to buy a webcam and laptop so he could stream meetings live and archive them.

Heneghan, seated at the far right of the dais during meetings, often can be seen adjusting the camera and panning to whomever is speaking. Other council members seem to have accepted the setup.

6 comments:

GaryRayBetz said...
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Bob Fiscella said...

John,
Well deserved recognition - congrats, and thanks for allowing to watch online from the comforts of our own home.

Heyward said...

Thanks for making Dunwoody's government more transparent! Cheers!

SDOC Publishing Internet Solutions said...

Nice kudos in the paper, and I'm glad to see other cities following your lead. The video equipment in City Hall will be money well spent if it's cared for and managed well.

You are now, officially, a "nerd".

Wear the title proudly!

8^)

Joe Hirsch said...

Thanks for shining the light and I also applaud this purchase (if all goes well).

Kathleen said...

Yes John, you are officially a "nerd" but most of us who love you already knew that you were a gadget geek. Great job putting those talents to improve government. Way to go,brother!