The County of Santa Barbara now offers live video streaming and webcasting, allowing anyone with Internet access to watch the Board of Supervisors meetings online. Visitors can watch both current and archived meetings, and have access the meeting agendas and minutes. The update will also allow residents to bypass the need to wait for ordered video of meetings.
The service is being provided by Granicus Inc. , a San Francisco company which specializes in providing similar services to local governments, including the city. Eventual plans call for video streaming of all of the county’s public meetings which are normally broadcast on government access channel 20.