Council approves technology upgrades for chambers

Council approves technology upgrades for chambers


City of Leduc council has approved up to $95,000 to undertake technology upgrades in the Civic Centre council chambers.

In February, council approved funds from the meeting management budget and IT governance budget to proceed with the project and sent out a request for proposal (RFP). The upgrades will allow council to continue remote meetings with more ease.

Between March and August public access to the civic centre was restricted due to COVID-19 and city council meetings were held virtually. The Aug. 17 regular meeting was the first to allow public within council chambers, although council is still live-streaming and recording both council and committee-of-the-whole meetings.

The technology upgrades will allow for full remote meeting participation, integration with remote meeting software, built-in speakers to prevent feedback and echo, control of microphones via the remote meeting software and new microphones, among others.

The RFP was closed on July 30 and installation of the upgrades will begin shortly. The installation will be taking place once the equipment has been received and is set to be finished in October.

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