Dec. 2, 2016 By Christian Murray
Community Board 2 meetings will be streamed live starting early next year.
The community board is working with the public media provider WNET, which will be installing cameras at the meeting venue and streaming it to its WNET site.
The board meetings are held each month at Sunnyside Community Services, located at 43-31 39th Street.
CB2 will also get a copy of the video from WNET that it will house on its own site.
“Making all levels of government more open and transparent is more important than ever,” said Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer.
Filming of the monthly meeting will start in January or February, according to Denise Keehan-Smith, chairwoman of Community Board 2. The smaller committee meetings will not be televised.
Queens Community Boards 2, 3 and 4 are all about to launch the program.
Van Bramer allocated $20,000 to pay for the service for Community Board 2.
“Filming and live streaming Community Board meetings will allow our neighbors, who may not be able to attend due to illness, disability, childcare, or work obligations, to better participate in local government,” Van Bramer said in a statement.
“Community Boards discuss and vote on many issues that are of vital importance to our neighborhoods—we must use all the tools at our disposal to keep everyone involved in these conversations.”