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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

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Judy Haverkamp

Cameras don't bother me when I get up to speak. Sounds like they don't want you there. Any why wouldn't they say this during the meeting and not get you off to the side....

Patrick Quarterman

sounds like it is time for a wireless microphone of your own that gets placed up front before the meeting starts....

Gretchen Quarterman

We've been sitting firmly in our seats since it was mentioned at the retreat that moving about was distracting. I guess we'll see. I'll bring my tripod and a chair.

An Outsider Looking In

Just bring a palm video camcorder - with a nice lit'l handy zoom lens.

Sounds to me like typical county tactics to hinder the Ga. Open Meetings Act.

If they have allowed camera/video access previously located in close proximity to the panel, seems to me if they are slowly pushing them to the back of the meeting room, that should be an obvious attempt, from council member(s), to hinder the legal video/audio recording of a meeting which is covered under the Ga. Open Meetins Act - and, in which, audio/video recording is permitted under the state law.
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Robert Nagle

You need one of these, Gretchen. Bet you could hear their stomachs growl.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/audio/hands-reviews/hands-review-que-audio-q-mini-shotgun

Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange

The cameras we use are mostly palm size. It's curious how this is the only elected or appointed body of the many we video that has ever made such a demand. Valdosta City Council, Hahira City Council, Lake Park City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Jack Kingston and Sanford Bishop at town halls or other meetings, Barack Obama with Gretchen sitting two rows in front of him, even private meetings like the Lake Park Chamber of Commerce, all no problem. Even the Industrial Authority has actually asked me to come up beside their table to get a better video view of what they were projecting. I wonder what it is about the Lowndes County Commission that's different? -jsq

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