FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2018
COMMON COUNCIL MEETINGS TO BE RECORDED IN 2019
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that as a part of the Office of the City Clerk’s agenda for 2019, City Clerk Elisa Tinti will be recording Common Council meetings. Recording began with the Mayor’s State of the City address and the January Common Council meeting. Upcoming committee meetings for Laws and Rules and Public Safety will be recorded, as well the Common Council Caucus on Monday, March 4 and the next Common Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
Going forward, all Council meetings will be video-recorded and can be viewed at the City of Kingston’s YouTube Channel and on the City’s website at the new Kingston Live page.
“The new process of recording the Common Council meetings fits into the 2019 goals of the Office of the City Clerk & Registrar for greater community accessibility to local government,” said City Clerk Elisa Tinti. “This process will allow those who are not able to attend meetings to remain informed of the goings on of city government.”
“We want all of our residents to feel like they are a part of the legislative process,” said Mayor Noble. “Even if someone is unavailable to attend these meetings in person, there will now be a standing record of the proceedings, which can be accessed at any time. This give everyone in our City access to how our lawmakers are thinking and how it effects it our community members.”
The Common Council meeting schedule, agendas and agenda packets can be found at the City’s homepage: https://kingston-ny.gov/