Topeka City Council Meetings May be Taken Off TV to Save

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Topeka City Council members next week take
up a proposal to pull the plug on live cable television coverage of
council meetings.
Deputy mayor and council member Jeff Preisner has introduced a
resolution to do away with the broadcasts that have been carried on
cable TV for many years. He said cutting the cable TV broadcasts
from the budget would save money.
Prisener said the city could present meetings to the public by
streaming audio on its Web site.
Preisner admits the council meetings are among the best local
shows on TV -- maybe not for all the right reasons. He said it's
possible the city and school district could consolidate on one
public access channel.
The resolution is expected to be discussed but not voted on next
Tuesday.

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