Broadcasting of City Council Meetings Temporarily Suspended

Internet streaming still available, the assistant to the city manager says.

Written by RAYMOND TRAN / Published September 17, 2010

An unexpected failure will prevent Temple City residents from watching broadcasts of the city council meetings, the assistant to the city manager on Thursday announced.

“The playback of City Council meetings on Charter Communications Channel 3…is temporarily suspended due to equipment failure,” Assistant to the City Manager Gary Flod wrote in February 11, 2010 city manager’s weekly report.

According to Flod, the DVD player used to broadcast meetings recently malfunctioned.

“The automated playback DVD player used for replaying the City Council meetings is broken, and will not playback the meeting DVDs properly,” he said.

For now, the City will check with Community Media of the Foothills (CMF) to see if there is a DVD player the City can borrow. Otherwise, no meetings could be played unless a replacement is purchased.

The broadcasting of city meetings may be suspended for up to a week, Flod said.

Last year, the City Council authorized CMF to televise and stream city council meetings. The non-profit organization has worked with city employees since June 2009.

Community Media of the Foothills has been paid $600 per meeting. It is based in Monrovia and is working with the cities of Monrovia, Sierra Madre, and Temple City.

When the City resumes broadcasting of city meetings, residents can turn to Charter Communications Channel 3 at 7:30 a.m., 12 p.m., or 7:30 p.m. any day of the week.

Alternatively, Temple City viewers can still watch current and past city council meetings online as the equipment failure did not affect this function.

“This unexpected equipment failure will not affect the live video streaming of the City Council meetings over the Internet, not the public’s subsequent access of the meeting video from the K-Gem website,” Flod said.

The web address is http://kgem.tv/category/temple-city-tv.

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