City council to stream meetings, no new candidates file

FORNEY, Texas (February 10, 2018) – Local residents will now be able to watch their local government at work with the announcement from city hall this week that council meetings will begin streaming their meeting live online beginning March 6.

 The City has contracted through Dallas-based Swagit Productions to provide hands-free video streaming of all City Council meetings through the City’s website. As of now, only City Council meetings will be available for streaming, but the City is already looking at the possibility of adding more boards and meetings in the future.

“I think this is a great opportunity that will allow all residents to see how local government operates,” said Interim-City Manager Paul Stevens in a statement. “Our meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month, and for a number of residents it may be hard for them to routinely attend meetings. This service will provide the ability to watch past meetings and help those with busy lifestyles.”

City elections are approaching and so far only incumbents have filed to keep their respective seats. Council members Robbie Powers, Mary Penn and Cory McGee all have terms that expire. The last day for a citizen to register as a candidate for the council ballot is Friday, February 16.