The Washington Times - June 23, 2011, 10:56PM

In July, the Prince George’s County Council will begin streaming their weekly meetings live online.

Welcome to the 21st century Prince George’s County.


Previously to watch meetings, residents either had to make the trek to the County Administration Building each Tuesday to watch county council members in action or tune into delayed broadcasts cortesy of CTV. The county was finally able to get the technology in place to enable live streaming of meetings, said County Council Chairwoman Ingrid Turner.

“The decision to begin live streaming of our sessions was prompted by the Council’s continued commitment to be open and transparent in our communications with the citizens we serve,” said Ms. Turner, Democrat. “We want to keep citizens informed and provide better access to government.”

The first meeting to be streamed live is July 5.