Starting this afternoon at 3 p.m., meetings of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will stream live on the Internet.
Previously, only the board's twice-monthly regular meetings were broadcast live online, on The Government Channel, and Time Warner Cable 16, with rebroadcasts available on demand and on Channel 16.
The change means that live streaming will now include public policy workshops, the budget public hearing and upcoming budget workshops. Meetings that will broadcast live via the Internet include:
April 27, 2010 3 p.m. Special joint meeting with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
May 5, 2010 6 p.m. Regular BOCC meeting
May 11, 2010 3 p.m. Budget/Public policy workshop
May 18, 2010 6 p.m. Regular BOCC meeting/Manager's recommended budget
May 25, 2010 3 p.m. Budget/Public policy workshop
May 27, 2010 6 p.m. Budget Public hearing
June 1, 2010 6 p.m. Regular BOCC meeting
June 3, 2010 5 p.m. Budget straw voting
June 7, 2010 5 p.m. Budget straw voting
June 8, 2010 5 p.m. Budget straw voting/Public policy workshop
June 15, 2010 6 p.m. Regular BOCC meeting/Budget adoption
July 6, 2010 6 p.m. Regular BOCC meeting
Mecklenburg County tested broadcasting live from outside the Government Center during the board's Strategic Planning Conference in February, as well as during talks County Manager Harry L. Jones Sr. has given to a variety of community groups in an effort to learn more about the wishes and concerns of Mecklenburg residents.
For more information, visit the Board of County Commissioners, BOCC calendar and opportunities for community involvement.
Media contact: Danny Diehl at 704-336-2084 or Daniel.Diehl@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov