Alpharetta to consider video recording meetings

The Alpharetta City Council will consider a measure Monday that could give residents better access to government meetings.

The council will study a proposal to install an audio/video system in the council chambers that would record meetings for online viewing. For years, the city has recorded council meetings on audio cassette, but the system has become outdated, and replacement equipment is difficult to find, said James Drinkard, assistant city manager.

The new video system would record the meetings and provide for time stamping so citizens could scroll to separate parts of the meetings, Drinkard said.

The meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 2 South Main.