Council narrowly rejects proposal for live recording
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.