“Through our partnership with Granicus, we’re able to provide our residents with a higher quality stream and eliminate our bandwidth constraints,” said Adam Mayberry, Community Relations Manager for the city of Sparks. “Plus, residents now have the ability to jump to particular agenda items instead of watching the entire meeting.”
While Sparks has been offering live streaming of meetings through its cable channel, video quality was poor and staff spent countless hours maintaining the system. In an effort to strengthen citizen outreach and reduce staff constraints, Sparks deployed Granicus’ Open Platform, offering residents live and archived streaming of meetings and events. Archive meetings are indexed by agenda item, helping viewers quickly find the information they’re looking for.
To access government meetings:
• Go to the city’s website, www.ci.sparks.nv.us/
• On the homepage blue footer, click on “SCTV215 Live!,” which links to all live programming
• “SCTV 215 Live Meetings!” links to upcoming, live and archived meetings
• “SCTV 215 On Demand” links to archived meetings and events