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Recording from 5-30-2012 CBOC Meeting Is Up

I’ve posted the official audio recording for the May 30, 2012 WCCUSD Citizens Bond Oversight Committee on the site I maintain for these recordings. The recording can be downloaded as a podcast or a sound file or be listened to online. Highlights from the recording:

  • Starting around 4 minutes and 15 seconds – Minutes review included a question from Kris Hunt about why the minutes go through so many revisions even before the committee sees them. Kris Hunt also objected to a critical comment she had made at the last meeting being left out of the minutes. She made the comment under Public Comment, but in the minutes it just said “NONE” under Public Comment. Instead of just being fixed, this led to some discussion first.
  • 15:11 – Under chair’s report, Robert Studdiford did some sort of eulogy for recently deceased County Supervisor Gayle Uilkema whom he didn’t seem to know. Then he switched to something about subcommittee e-mails being public and that this was something to be on-guard about. He then mentioned me by name. After the meeting, I confirmed that he didn’t like me posting this e-mail online to link to in other e-mails. (The thread for that e-mail included the whole WCCUSD school board.)
  • 29:00 –  This was the beginning of our Brown Act training session. The attorney making the presentation seemed to be a little bit more focused on getting around the Brown Act, etc. instead of just following it, but listen and judge for yourself.

More Stuff: Bond Oversight Committee Recordings

I’ve always been annoyed by the fact that, even though staff makes recordings of our WCCUSD Citizens Bond Oversight Committee meetings, no one seemed to be able to get a hold of them. Then (supposedly) they are destroyed after being used to draft minutes. Not very useful for the rest of us.

After a lot of work, I think can get them regularly now. As of today, I have recordings of the last two meetings.

The next step was finding a way to make them available. For this, I’m trying a service called Podomatic. It gives you 500Mb of free storage and packages the sound files as podcasts. Just use a special link to get to the podcast page:

From this page you can listen to a recording, subscribe to the recordings, or download them. A multi- or single-track players can easily be embedded like this:

I’ll see how this works out.

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