Web access to Smyrna committee meetings is going dark. The Delaware town’s council voted 4-3 to stop live streaming its committee meetings, saying it’s an attempt to stop virtual attendees from being confused about what’s happening at the meetings.
The Wilmington News Journal has the full story on the close vote, which also passed based on council’s belief that the media have been using clips from the meeting out of context.
Council meetings will still be streamed, but those who voted against the measure worry cutting off virtual access leaves the town — which is months behind in filing meeting minutes — open to Freedom of Information Act requests.
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