TV stars in the cham­ber

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

BET­TER de­ci­sion-mak­ing by coun­cil­lors is an­tic­i­pated when three tele­vi­sions show­ing agen­das are in­tro­duced at Cottes­loe Coun­cil.

“It will also as­sist the coun­cil in mov­ing and amend­ing mo­tions, with the ac­tual mo­tion be­ing voted on be­ing able to be dis­played to all present at the meet­ing,” a staff re­port said.

At last month’s meet­ing, coun­cil­lors agreed the coun­cil spend $10,000 on a large­screen TV and two smaller dis­plays for the coun­cil cham­ber.

The re­port said equip­ment to record the meet­ings, and to be used by minute-takers and the pub­lic for checks and cor­rec­tions, would help the pub­lic’s un­der­stand­ing of how de­ci­sions were made.

The tele­vi­sions and the au­dio equip­ment would be wire­less and no ca­bling would be needed in the her­itage-listed cham­ber. Equip­ment could be moved.

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