Residents Can Now Watch Gavel-to-Gavel Coverage of Kennewick City Council Meetings
For the first time, the City of Kennewick provides a live video stream of city council proceedings on its website. In addition, the live video stream of city council, commission and specialty meetings will be archived and available for on-demand viewing on the City’s website.
First in the State
With four cameras in the City’s council chambers, residents are provided with a high definition and dynamic viewing experience. The streaming video includes lower-third graphics, to help identify who is speaking and on camera, plus full screen graphics of digital presentations. The broadcast of the council meetings is hands-free, meaning it doesn’t require the City to staff a production team, with the help of Swagit Productions and their Avior hands-free broadcast solution.
“The City of Kennewick was pleased to find an effective and cost-efficient solution to making our Council Meetings more accessible to our citizens,” said Christina Palmer, Management Services Director. “We especially value the customer friendly format and flexibility for our community to go anytime and view just the portions of any archived meetings they are interested in.”
“The City of Kennewick has two separate opposite facing seating setups for their meeting space – so it was essential to capture views from either end of the room,” said Russell Towers, Swagit Account Manager. “The City not only needed the hands-free production of Avior™ and the expert team of remote directors behind it, but also the versatility of the Avior™ broadcast system.”
The City of Kennewick’s council meetings are the first and the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm and will be streamed live on their website. The meeting videos will be indexed with the agenda and archived for accessible on-demand viewing. Once a meeting is archived, the on-demand feature allows viewers to choose which meeting agenda items or conversations they wish to watch, and then jumps directly to that specific point within the video.