Fauquier board meetings to be livestreamed
The Fauquier County Board of Supervisors will soon be livestreaming its meetings on its website fauquiergov.org.
Earlier this month, the supervisors approved a proposal from Granicus, a San Francisco-based technology company that provides the same service already to neighboring jurisdictions Prince William and Loudoun Counties.
The contract will cost $12,388 from the current fiscal year's contingency reserve budget with an annual maintenance cost of $7788.
Prices are based on the population size that Granicus is serving, said company sales executive Chris Dodge. Granicus has contracts with more than 1,000 jurisdictions in the United States.
It's unknown at this time when the first meeting will be livestreamed, wrote County Administrator Paul McCulla in an email last week.
Currently, the board videotapes its meetings and airs them on cable television a week later. Residents can also pick up a DVD copy of the meeting for a nominal fee.
The board currently only televises board meetings. However, the county could adopt a model like the city of Williamsburg, which livestreams multiple governmental meetings.
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