Blackbox Special Report

Roswell active on social media, doesn’t live stream meetings

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ROSWELL, Ga. – Roswell provides key information to residents in an easy to find and digest format on its city website.

Contact and background information on every public and elected official is easily accessible on roswellgov.com. For councilmembers specifically, each of their bio pages list their committee assignments and the duration of their council terms.

One area where Roswell lags behind neighboring cities, however, is online access to meetings. Anyone interested in attending a council meeting can find the complete agenda packet online, usually posted the Friday before a meeting. But the meetings themselves are not live streamed.

Video from the entire meeting is posted on the city’s website within 24 hours and is chaptered to allow people to skip to the section they want to view without watching the whole meeting.

The city is active on all social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, and it posts information about city meetings, programs and general information for residents, said Community Relations Manager Julie Brechbill.

There is no app specifically made for the city, but the website is designed for easy viewing on mobile. Additionally, the city recently released an interactive development projects map to provide citizens with information on all ongoing construction projects throughout the city. It is updated weekly and is expected to expand with additional functions in the coming years.

The city is always looking to improve and regularly seeks community input through meetings and online surveys, Brechbill said.


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