Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Please review and consider signing our petition

Dear Friend,

As either a resident of the Village of Libertyville, or a stakeholder in what happens in our village, I would like to invite you please take a moment to review and consider signing the following petition. If you agree with our mission to make the Libertyville village government more transparent to the residents and stakeholders by broadcasting the audio and/or video of the board meetings online and/or on television, please follow the link to www.libertyville.tv to sign our petition.

Our Petition Statement:

We the undersigned wish to express our desire to see the Village of Libertyville Board meetings made available to the public on the Web and/or TV.

We ask the Libertyville Village Board to make every effort to investigate realistic options for the broadcast and distribution of video and/or audio of the meetings. New technology options allow this to be accomplished at little to no expense to the Village.

In short, we want more transparency from our local government. Please make our Village Board meetings more accessible.

Recent coverage in TribLocal: http://triblocal.com/Libertyville/detail/195286.html

To sign the petition, visit: http://www.libertyville.tv

Please note - during these tough economic times, the Village of Libertyville has had to make very difficult decisions concerning tax increases along with the termination of several hard working village employees. We understand that the village simply does not have a lot of money to spend on any new initiatives; however there are several very lost cost alternatives that have not been explored. Right now, we would like to show the village board that there is indeed an interest in accessing board meetings via the Internet and/or cable television.

Thank you for your time! Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback,

Jim Moran