Expanding online access to Floyd County meetings and other county functions is under consideration by the Board of Supervisors.
At their regular meeting Monday, supervisors heard from the City of Charles City and the Charles City School District about enhancing their partnership to make the county more accessible through streaming and other video outlets, like the public access network. The county is already paying part of a community marketing and promotion position for the services, but it is being asked to increase its monetary contribution for the additional work that may come with the expansion.
Supervisor Linda Tjaden recognized the need as voters demand more communication and transparency from local governments.
Supervisor Roy Schwickerath also noted the untapped potential.
Supervisors took no action on the proposal, but asked the city and school district to draft a 28E agreement for cost escalation and partnership expansion on a six-month trial basis. The partnership also includes the Charles City Area Development Corporation.