Notice the law and our request:
- Mar 18 at 2:31 PM
- City Hall,I will be taping the Room 207 at 6 PM on Tuesday at City Hall via Facebook LIVE. I intend to place a tripod somewhere to get the feed for FACEBOOK LIVE. Councilor Marks, being Vice President, can decide where the tripod goes where it can accurately tape the meetingand not interfere in any way.As I am suing the City Council President for malicious abuse of process and also filing a charge of Retaliation on Council President Caraviello with the Mass. Commission against Discrimination,we do not want Caraviello censoring or interfering in the broadcast.
*Note, Caraviello did censor me after he allowed Roy Belson to speak AT the City Council March 21.**Paulette Van der Kloot and Roy Belson informed me that the School Committee of March 20, 2017 was not recorded
Massachusetts open meetings law expressly permits sound and video recording of public meetings (i.e., meetings of a governmental body required to be open to the public by law), except for executive sessions, by anyone in attendance. The statute provides that:
After notifying the chair of the public body, any person may make a video or audio recording of an open session of a meeting of a public body, or may transmit the meeting through any medium, subject to reasonable requirements of the chair as to the number, placement and operation of equipment used so as not to interfere with the conduct of the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting the chair shall inform other attendees of any such recordings.See Mass. Gen. Laws. ch. 30A, § 20(e).
For information on your right of access to public meetings, please consult the Access to Government Information section of the guide and The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press's Open Government Guide: Massachusetts.