We Live Stream our broadcasts over the internet. This gives more people access to to live content then cable television. We are currently looking for a translator who can translate the meeting audio into Spanish live. We want our Spanish speaking citizens to get involved with their local politics. If you would like to participate please contact us. You would be providing the Spanish speaking community a great service.
We provide the complete Agenda Packet with our videos. They include staff reports, diagrams and charts to help keep you aware of exactly what your leaders are talking about. We now use FlipPDF to create a more user friendly interface than a standard PDF file.
Find an organized archive of our meeting videos including agenda packets. This will assist anyone who wants to see past meetings. The HMB City Council currently does not provide such an archive.
You can now watch our LIVE broadcast anywhere, and on any device. Keep up with what is happening in your town.
We want you to stay informed so you can inform others. It is up to you, the citizen, to ensure our government officials do what WE want them to do. Expect What You Inspect!
To help you keep up with current events we provide RSS feeds from local papers and other news sources. We have different feeds on different pages and all feeds can be found HERE.
We have a "TRANSLATE" button at the top of each page that will translate the web page but not the news feeds or PDF files (agenda text). We are searching for a method to translate every part of our site. We feel it is important to get our non-english speaking residents involved in their community.
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“Citizen’s Access TV provides exactly what it says. Excellent Transparency and great tool for all of our citizens to become more involved in our local government. Good job!"- Deborah Penrose - HMB City Council
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