The number of people who watch Oro Valley Town Council and other public meetings via video streaming is growing, according to a release.

Since the January 2008 implementation of Granicus video streaming technology, approximately 700 live viewings of any given meeting have been registered.

Prior to January, meetings were available online live, or could be accessed from archives, but only in audio format.

At that time, an average of 300 people logged on to listen to the live audio stream of any given meeting.

“It’s part of a new town communications plan that aims to provide the public with greater access to the government process,” said Oro Valley communications administrator Mary Davis. “Not everyone is going to be able to make it to the council meetings, so this is an effort to bring that information to them. It’s great to see that people are responding so well.”

Video options are only available for regular town council meetings at this time, and only meetings held in council chambers can be seen or heard. Archives of all meetings are available online as well.

For more information or to view streaming video of Oro Valley public meetings, visit www.orovalleyaz.gov.

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