Many local state and city governments would like to be more transparent with their citizens.
One way to accomplish this is to make meeting or committee sessions easily accessible to them over the Internet. Being able to access these sessions via live or on-demand streaming will make it convenient for citizens to become more aware and involved with the political process, and informed of current affairs. Recording the live-streamed session can enable it to be accessible afterwards.
For local governments, live streaming may be a viable alternative to broadcasting on public access or local television.