WHY HAS LNP BEEN SILENT?
* As council approved the expansion of the Lancaster County Convention Center at a meeting in October 2016, power cut out in council chambers and a video projector failed.
Dastra said it confused the presentation on an already complicated issue, and to top it off, there was no audio-visual record.
So he committed to getting involved, attending as many meetings as possible equipped with his iPhone 6 and a basic tripod. He put council in his sights and began livestreaming their public meetings on Facebook starting Feb. 14, 2017.
…Dastra also declared himself an independent candidate for mayor last March, with a campaign centered around the concept of government transparency.
“We all need to have faith in our government,” Dastra says. “But when things happen like the council blackout — the record destroyed, and it’s a controversial decision — it allows skepticism to creep in.”
From the February 2018 LNP article, “For the sake of transparency, former mayoral candidate Tony Dastra livestreams City Council, school board meetings,” (click here).
WILL LNP COVER IT?
Lancaster city council meets tonight with a long agenda (click here). Will LNP cover it? Will the city manage to livestream it?
Please check back later today.