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Archived News Release from 2010

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Launches New Streaming Media Technology

Redwood City, CA - May 21, 2010 - Redwood City has been streaming its City Council online since late 2007. Now, at the City Council meeting of May 24, Redwood City will officially launch its new streaming media technology, providing the community with enhanced features like archived video search and document linking of its City Council and Planning Commission meetings.

This technology, provided by Granicus, allows community members to search all archived meetings, facilitating faster recovery of the desired meeting videos. Archived meetings are indexed by agenda item, so viewers can jump in the video directly to items of particular interest. All meetings contain supporting documentation posted alongside the video player, such as agendas and minutes, making it easier for community members to follow the City Council’s actions and stay well-informed about the issues that affect Redwood City.

"This new technology will really foster a deeper knowledge of the activity of the City Council and Planning Commission,” said Jeff Ira, Mayor of Redwood City.  “The enhanced features offer greater transparency and ease of use for the community.  This is a perfect example of how we are being innovative and providing a better service at a lower cost,” added Mayor Ira. 

In fact, this new product will generate expenditure savings to the City Clerk’s department which coordinates the City Council meetings. The community can access the online streaming and archived meetings files at www.redwoodcity.org, clicking on the “I want to” menu and selecting, “See Council Meetings and Agendas.” (direct link: http://www.redwoodcity.org/government/council/meetings.html)

The provider of this technology is Granicus, the leading software-as-a-service provider of government transparency, public meeting efficiency, and citizen participation solutions in the U.S.

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Silvia Vonderlinden
City Clerk of Redwood City
650-780-7220 

 

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