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Attend West Jordan City Council on your couch

Aug 24, 2018 01:49PM ● Published by Jana Klopsch

By Erin Dixon | erin@mycityjournals.com

City council meetings are streamed live on youtube.com. 

City council is each month on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Chamber doors in City Hall are always open, and there is always time given at the beginning of each meeting for public comment. The meeting typically lasts between two and six hours. 

Unfortunately, getting there immediately after work is a struggle for most. Meetings are sparsely attended by the public, and the council chamber is generally empty except for those who have a presentation to give or for the press. There are one or two regular resident attendees that give comment in the meeting. 

West Jordan’s population is more than 114,000. In person attendance is on average 0.001 percent of the population. 

Chambers are more likely to fill when there is a property rezone on the agenda, but rarely is there a resident otherwise. 

For several years, the meeting audio has been available on youtube.com the following morning.

Now, it is broadcast live with audio and video. The West Jordan City Hall Facebook page also displays the live feed and allows running commentary. 

The average number of people watching live online is 10.

A viewer can see the city council on the dais, the presenters’ podium and the slides given during presentations. 

If you are interested in watching from your home, from work or from your phone, you can watch on youtube.com by searching “West Jordan City Council.” You can also log-in to Facebook, search for West Jordan City Hall, follow the page and on the city council nights the video will appear at the top of the page. 

Go to www.westjordan.utah.gov/agendas to read the agenda for the upcoming council meeting. Each new agenda is posted the week before.

Planning Commission meetings are also available live on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. 

Periodically, construction open houses or other events will be streamed live.

 

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