ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen thinks citizens should be able to go online and see what goes on in committee meetings, and not just at full Board of Aldermen meetings.
President Lewis Reed, along with Alderman Antonio French, plans to introduce a measure at Friday’s board meeting that would put cameras inside those committee meetings.
Reed says it would cost about $20,000. The money would mainly pay for more computer storage to archive the videos.
Reed says this can only result in a more efficient, transparent, city government and a city where the residents are truly connected.
Reed told KMOX there is a real desire among citizens to get involved in the early stages of discussion on important matters.
He says a good example is the Del Taco building. “We saved a great building. That was because of the people of St. Louis not in spite of them. It was because of their involvement.” Said Reed.