CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Transparency is making its way into the Horry County government system, as officials announce the public will now have the opportunity to watch County Council meetings live on the web.
Internet streaming will include live captioning for the hearing impaired, in addition to an opportunity to view the council's agenda. All meetings will be archived an available for replay at an individual's convenience.
The project, according to county officials, is aimed at showing residents the county's commitment to making the government transparent and accessible.
"This enables us to empower citizens to make informed opinions of government through raw and untouched meeting coverage. This unfiltered approach, combined with live or playback features gives knowledge and convenience to our citizens," said Chief Information Officer Sheila Butler.
The meetings will be listed by date. The meeting archive will provide viewing of March 16 meeting, and meeting listing will grow over time as future Council meetings occur.
Residents interested in using this new service may visit the Horry County Council website at horrycounty.org/council.