Coun­cil nar­rowly re­jects pro­posal for live record­ing

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A MO­TION to live record coun­cil meet­ings in the City of Bel­mont has been de­feated.

Coun­cil­lors voted 4-3 to nar­rowly re­ject chang­ing from typed min­utes to record­ings.

Pro­posed changes to the coun­cil’s stand­ing or­ders – the laws cov­er­ing lo­cal gov­ern­ment – in­clud­ing ban­ning mem­bers of au­dio the pub­lic from com­mu­ni­cat­ing with the coun­cil when in the cham­ber, passed un­chal­lenged.

Breach­ing stand­ing or­ders may re­sult in a fine of $1000 plus a daily penalty of $500.

The pub­lic will have six weeks from the Fe­bru­ary 28 coun­cil meet­ing to make any sub­mis­sions around the pro­posed changes.

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