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Arin McKenna
At a recent meeting, Susie Schillaci urges the Board of Public Utilities to live stream their meetings.
BPU votes to stream meetings

Pressure has been mounting for the Board of Public Utilities to take advantage of audio/visual technology at the municipal building to live stream their meetings and provide on-demand recordings.
Several members of the citizenry have raised the issue at recent BPU and Los Alamos County Council meetings.
The board voted unanimously on Wednesday to begin streaming and on-demand viewing in January. The motion also requires that recordings dating to July 2013 be posted on the county website.
The board also voted to move their meetings from room 110 in the municipal building to council chambers in order to have adequate space for presenters and the public.
During the recent debate over whether to initiate a fixed wire charge for home solar customers, ratepayers asked BPU to develop a plan for addressing industry changes and meeting the Department of Public Utilities’ strategic goal of being carbon-neutral by 2040. They called for citizen input in that planning.
At Wednesday’s meeting, the board began discussion about forming an ad hoc citizens committee to investigate future renewable energy resources.
DPU Manager Tim Glasco suggested three issues the committee should address. They are:

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