Live streaming, recorded Board meetings to continue

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will be continuing to live stream and record all future Board meetings for public viewing.

After a six-month trial period of live streaming and a three-month trial of posting recordings of CSRD Board Meetings, Directors unanimously approved continuing with the current procedure for the foreseeable future.

The CSRD uses the Zoom platform to allow electronic access to CSRD meetings. The public can register for access and watch the meeting live. The link to access the Zoom meeting is posted to the meeting date located on the Events Calendar of the CSRD website.

The Zoom meetings are recorded and the link to the recording is also posted on the CSRD website under the meeting date located on the Events Calendar. The recording is available online for approximately one month, until the next Regular Board Meeting date.

While most of the Board Meeting is limited to discussion by Board Directors, the public has an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to the agenda during the scheduled 15-minute question period.

Due to COVID-19, many CSRD Board Directors and staff are already participating in the meeting electronically to help ensure the appropriate physical distancing and reduce any potential spread of the virus.

At this time, Provincial Health Orders are requiring the public be restricted from attending meetings in-person until the order is rescinded or changed. This means all in-person attendance for members of the public is not currently permitted at any CSRD meeting, including Board meetings and public hearings. Electronic attendance is available to ensure the public has access to Board meetings.

To enhance transparency and democratic participation, live streaming and Board meeting recording will continue regardless of when the public is once again permitted to view the meeting in-person.

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