Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Can Elmbrook do that?

City of Brookfield, Elmbrook, Free

Someone brought to my attention that Wauwatosa Schools puts their school board meetings on Google video.

What a great idea!

I don't have cable TV (I just can't justify the cost) and I don't think I am alone it that. So I have often wondered why Elmbrook doesn't put their meetings on their website so all residents can view for free. But this Google video option would suit me just as well. 

I searched on Google video for Elmbrook, just in case our school district already was uploading to the web. I did not find any regular board meetings, but I did stumble onto Elmbrook HG&D discussion from Sept. 11, 2007 in case that would interest you.

So, how about it Elmbrook? The board meeting could be uploaded to Google video just as easily as to the public access cable channel, couldn't it? And best of all, it is free!

While we are on the subject of free access to public meetings, how about Brookfield doing the same with their Common Council meetings?

I Googled Brookfield but only found video of the sermons from my church. (If the council meetings are already on the web, I apologize that I am not a better Googler.)

This type of free public access to meetings will become more popular as time goes on. I just wish it was now. 


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