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Friday, July 27, 2007

County To Broadcast Public Meetings on Web

"Skagit County is making government more accessible by becoming the first county in Washington to broadcast public meetings on the Web. Commissioners’ meetings, already available to cable subscribers through the county’s Skagit21 television station, will appear on the county’s Web site,, beginning in early August. Viewers can watch the Internet broadcasts live or access meeting archives. Meetings will be available for viewing on the Web within hours after their conclusion."

Great news. More local governments should do the same. This is especially good news because a few months ago Skagit County's misuse of closed executive sessions came to light. Looks like they decided to be more open. This should be encouraged.