VIDEOTAPED BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS CAN NOW BE VIEWED ONLINE


VIDEOTAPED BOARD OF HARBOR COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS CAN NOW BE VIEWED ONLINE

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – May 18, 2007 There is now a way to view Los Angeles Harbor Commission meetings if you miss them in-person – on the Port’s website at www.portoflosangeles.org.  The Port has introduced a new “at your convenience” video feature that lets viewers watch streaming video of archived Board meetings, complete with corresponding reports and presentations, within days after a meeting takes place.  Meetings will be available on the website for one year and current archived meetings go back to August 2, 2006. 

“We know it’s not always convenient for Port stakeholders to come out to Board meetings,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D.  “By offering video of our Board meetings online, we hope that more of our neighbors will be able to check-in on what’s going on at the Port and become more knowledgeable and engaged in the numerous projects, initiatives, and Port-related activities covered and discussed at our Board meetings.”

The Board meetings, which sometimes last several hours, will be indexed by Agenda item. Viewers can simply click the item they are interested in and be taken to that portion of the Board meeting.  This innovation saves the viewer time and effort by allowing them to view just the portions of the meeting of interest to them.  They also have the convenience of being able to access the board letters and other documents that correspond with that particular agenda item.  Of course, the entire meeting is always available for viewing from start to finish. 

The technology behind the online meeting video service is provided by Granicus, Inc., a leading provider of streaming media solutions to local government agencies.  For more information on Granicus, see their website at www.granicus.com.

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