By Kristen Miller
COKATO, MN Residents without cable access can now view Cokato City Council meetings online at the newly developed city web site.
“It’s our mission to provide open government and make sure all residents are able to watch [council meetings],” said Bill Bruce, technical consultant for the Sherburne/Wright Cable Commission.
Cokato and Dassel are two cities that make up the 10-city commission, which works to provide government programming to its citizens.
The local cable access channels include Channel 12 in Cokato and Channel 20 in Dassel.
The commission will also provide community programming online such as the taping of the Cokato Corn Carnival parade.
Having such programming online allows residents all over the world, including military personnel serving overseas, “to get a taste of home,” Bruce said.
Council meetings from January 2010 to the current are now available online.
The 2009 Cokato Corn Carnival parade is also available on the city’s web site along with a fire prevention video featuring local fire chiefs.
To view the online programming
To view city council meetings and other community events, viewers can go online to www.cokato.mn.us.
On the main page, click on the tab that says “City Council Meeting and Community Videos” and follow the link.