Pitkin County Meetings Now Streamed on the Internet

On Demand Viewing Now Available via the Internet from Anywhere in the World


(Aspen, CO) For the first time meetings and other special TV programming originating from Pitkin County Government can be viewed “on-demand” via the internet. The new technology recently added to Pitkin County’s website not only makes it possible for the more rural county residents to keep up with local government, it also makes it possible to follow county government from anywhere in the world.


“We believe this technology will make keeping up with county government more convenient for everyone especially our more rural county residents and second homeowners,” said Pitkin County Community Relations Coordinator, Pat Bingham. “Agenda items are archived so you can simply click on an item you want to watch and only watch the portion of a meeting you care about,” Bingham said.


With the addition of web streaming there are now three ways to follow Pitkin County Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) meetings: by watching Community Government Television (CGTV) on cable channel 11 or the County’s translator system valley-wide, by attending a meeting in person, or via the internet live and on demand.


Programming other than BOCC meetings is also available online and the hope is to offer a greater variety of Pitkin County Government programs in the future, including press conferences and other special events.


“Web streaming goes a long way toward reaching our goal of greater government accessibility and transparency,” said County Manger, Jon Peacock. “Our constituency is becoming more and more technically sophisticated and we are pleased to now be able to provide this useful service,” Peacock said.  


Pitkin County’s webcasts are located on the county’s homepage at www.aspenpitkin.com. Look for the blue box on the left hand side of the homepage that says ”Watch Live or Recorded” city webcasts or county webcasts. For more information contact Pat Bingham at 970-920-5204.




Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011