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Oro-Medonte council conducting its business ‘in darkness,’ citizen says

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Feb 27th, 2020
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Oro-Medonte Council

Oro-Medonte’s ‘devious’ decision to stop live streaming of its municipal meetings leaves local resident fuming

Letter from Holly Levinte, Oro-Medonte to OrilliaMatters

Until this week, I didn’t think there was anything more this council could/would do that would prove to me the devious manner of shrouding its activities and conduct in darkness from the residents of our township.

Before this council came to power, Oro-Medonte Township had an open, responsible and transparent manner of conducting the business of governing even before it became fashionable to do so.

The latest evidence of this deceitful behaviour is that instead of continuing live streaming of council meetings, you chose to operate in an even more secretive manner.

Instead of adopting the request by several council members to make live streaming of special council meetings in addition to regular council meetings available and of archiving the minutes, you have chosen to delete ALL live streaming of meetings and to only archive meetings for two weeks.

The only way for constituents to know what council decisions are made and to provide feedback is to attend meetings in person.

Almost all municipalities in Simcoe County live stream and archive their meetings.

Previously 

Oro-Medonte plans clampdown on transparency, public participation

Oro-Medonte cancels live streaming of meetings in ‘undemocratic’ move

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