City webcast service on the fritz - public broadcast start is more than 45 minutes late

By Pepper Parr

December 12th, 2023


Problems was a technical one – system wouldn’t allow the members of Council to talk to each other.

The audio visual service that make it possible to broadcast Council meetings has been stumbling for more than six months.

Today, the last council meeting for the year, unless the Mayor calls a Special meeting of Council, the system appears to have fallen apart.

Two notices have appeared on the screen,

The above went up when the meeting was 15 minutes late; that was followed by:

The above appeared when the meeting start was half an hour late.

City Manager Tim Commisso – time to rethink the technology being used to webcast council meetings.

The Council Agenda has 21 items on it and close to a dozen CLOSED session items.  They are going to be in Council Cambers for a long time.

There would appear to be some fundamental problems with what the audio visual team have to work with.

Time for some comment from the City Manager on just what the problem is and what he is doing to fix it.

We don’t see anything like this from Oakville or Milton or the Regional web cast.

Meeting start is now 45 minutes late.  No word back from Communications when we asked – what’s up people?


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