Pennsylvania Game Commission Rebroadcasting April Meeting
Technical difficulties and public interest spur extended posting of video
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Prompted by technical difficulties and public interest, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will rebroadcast staff reports and the voting session from the Board of Game Commissioners recent meeting via its website. The continuous video can be accessed by going to the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) and clicking on “April Board Meeting Rebroadcast” in the “Quick Clicks” box in the right-hand column of the homepage.
The meeting, which was held on April 23 and 24, featured a variety of wildlife reports from the Bureau of Wildlife Management and survey results of hunters from the Bureau of Information and Education. However, an equipment problem disrupted the agency’s efforts to webcast staff reports.
“Right in the middle of our staff reports the equipment problem cut off our webcast,” said Joseph J. Neville, Game Commission Bureau of Information and Education director. “The problem couldn’t be resolved until the next day. Fortunately, the webcasting of the Board’s voting session was uninterrupted.
“Many hunters and Pennsylvanians have indicated that they would have liked the opportunity to view these reports, so we are rebroadcasting a looped video of all the staff reports and the question and answer session between the staff and Board from April 23, as well as the full Board voting session from April 24.”
Neville noted that the agency has been striving to make Board meetings as open as possible, including maintaining a library of prepared agendas and minutes from previous Board meetings on the website. To view Board meeting agendas and minutes going back to 2006, go to the Game Commission’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us), put your cursor on “Resources” in the menu listing under the banner at the top of the homepage, click on “Reports & Minutes” in the drop-down box, and then select “Board Meeting Minutes.” The minutes of the April Board meeting will be posted once they are transcribed.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission