You Can Now Watch CB3 Meetings on YouTube
Community Board 3 is notorious for its neverending marathon meetings. Certainly not for the faint of heart. But soon you’ll be able to enjoy the boredom from the comfort of your couch, with beverage (or joint) securely in hand.
The proceedings are now televised. That’s right, live and archived webcasts of monthly full board meetings are available and free, thanks to the City Council purse and public broadcast Channel 13. With this new technology, certainly a long time coming, board members are now forced to have some accountability over what’s said and/or actions.
CB3 District Manager Susan Stetzer announced the update at this week’s full board meeting, and noted that Margaret Chin’s office secured six months of funding for these live broadcasts. Stetzer promised that there will be a link to each month’s proceedings embedded on the district website, but we’ll see if that actually happens. In the meantime, you can bookmark the YouTube channel.
Implementation is actually three years in the making, but pushed by former Chair Jamie Rogers in an attempt to modernize and increase transparency at the community board level. He stepped down this month due to conflict of interest (his wife is Councilwoman Carlina Rivera). Given the latest struggle over the Alcohol Density resolution, hindsight shows that it’s good to keep a log of this stuff.