Should Chattanooga area government meetings still be live-streamed?

Signal Mountain woman hired videographer when town stopped meeting videos

Staff Photo by Matt Hamilton / Signal Mountain Town Hall is seen on Monday.

Over the past few years, it's become increasingly common for governments to make public meetings available via livestream or video posted online for citizens to view at home.

Some residents of local municipalities, such as Signal Mountain, have come to expect video of public meetings, once made available, to stay available.

Opinions vary on whether making public meetings available to view at home is the right thing to do, or just a convenience that few people utilize that can cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars in equipment and other costs.

Signal Mountain's YouTube channel, Signal Watch, has council meeting videos dating back to January 2017, but the council decided to stop streaming and posting video to the channel in February.

Some citizens are not happy with the decision.