In case you didn’t know – the Escalon City Council can now be followed on YouTube.
The council went ‘live’ on Monday night, after having previously broadcast an earlier meeting that had pictures but no sound. Now, said City Manager Tammy Alcantor, it appears all the ‘bugs’ have been worked out and those that want to watch council meetings can do so from their home computer or other device.
“We actually had broadcast the Planning Commission meeting the week before,” Alcantor said, after fixing the audio problems evident in the first council broadcast from Oct. 1.
“I posted on our Facebook that we would be livestreaming it,” Alcantor added of the Monday, Oct. 15 regular council meeting.
Basically, she said, those that want to join in to watch the meeting without going to the City Council Chambers on McHenry Avenue can just log in to YouTube and put ‘Escalon City Council’ in the search bar.
“We have our own channel,” she said.
Some requests for the city to have their meetings broadcast prompted the effort to get them on YouTube, said Alcantor.
She was pleased that everything seemed to go well Monday night, with the sound and video portions of the meeting both available. It’s anticipated that all future council meetings will be available, as well as the Planning Commission and, perhaps, even the Recreation Commission, though that does not always meet on a monthly basis.
On a related note, the council did approve the appointment of three members to the Recreation Commission at the Monday night meeting. Incumbent Malinda Walker was reappointed and new commissioners appointed were Roger Beeman and Kassey Govea; each for a three-year term.