COUNTY ANNOUNCES COMMISSION-MEETING VIDEO AND TELEVISION SCHEDULE

COUNTY ANNOUNCES COMMISSION-MEETING VIDEO AND TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Beginning Jan. 8, 2008, video feeds of Doña Ana County Commission meetings will be streamed live over the Internet and then archived on the county’s website for public reference. Full agenda packets for each meeting also are now available on the website.

To watch live meetings of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners, go to http://www.donaanacounty.org/live/ during posted meeting times. The Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 9 a.m.

In addition, the City of Las Cruces Public Information Office has agreed to broadcast the meetings of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday evenings, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Comcast Channel 20.

Video of the Jan. 8 meeting will be posted to http://www.donaanacounty.org/commissioners/video/ no later than close of business Friday, Jan. 11. Future meetings of the Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners will be archived to that web address within three business days of each meeting date.

The archived meeting videos will be searchable by agenda item, allowing anyone with high-speed Internet access to view the discussion/vote on specific agenda items without having to view the entire meeting.

The online meeting archives replace verbatim minutes transcribed by the Doña Ana County Clerk's Office, although the Clerk’s Office will continue to maintain an archive of meeting summaries that comply with the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act.

Agenda packets for upcoming Doña Ana County Board of Commissioners meetings also will be posted and archived on the county’s website.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 525-5801.