Binghamton Councilman Posts Video of Meetings Online
A newly-seated member of Binghamton City Council has been making video recordings of meetings and posting them to YouTube.
Democratic councilman Dan Livingston has uploaded video of a range of City Hall proceedings over the last few weeks.
Livingston said many of his constituents have said they are "happy to see and hear what's happening" with city government.
But not everyone is pleased with what Livingston is doing. Michael Vasquez, who has sought the Republican nomination in the 22nd Congressional District, has expressed concerns about the councilman's actions.
Vasquez said he has "a major problem with one individual having complete control and no oversight on what is recorded, how it is recorded, what is included and how it is presented to the public."
Livingston said he is proposing legislation to have the city routinely record government meetings and make them available on YouTube.
The councilman said his intention is to "create a Binghamton C-SPAN." Livingston said he's "interested in providing transparency" at City Hall.
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