Saturday, December 3, 2016

KGEM Undependable? Watch SMTV3 On YouTube Instead

Link here.

If you prefer to watch City Council and Planning Commission meetings on-line, but have found that KGEM just isn't all that dependable a source, you now have an option. As an example, Thursday evening's get-together to discuss the Henry A. Darling House was not available live on the KGEM website. That site, despite claiming it carries such things, had no immediate link to that meeting, and those who depend upon KGEM to connect them with such important events were once again left in the lurch.

Fortunately there is an option, and it is one that I have been using for a while. You can now watch SMTV3 Live Streams of any City Council or Planning Commission meeting on YouTube. As you will see if you click on the link I've provided above, you can view all four hours of last Thursday evening's confab should you so choose. And since this was a "Live Stream," it can be as immediate as watching a television broadcast, and it remains available on the site after the meeting is over in case you got home late like I did.

Remember when it sometimes took days for video replays of these meetings to get posted on KGEM? On YouTube they are always available live, and then stay on the site forever.

Another benefit is that you can decide which part of the meeting you want to see. Using the cursor at the bottom of the video stream, you can now view only those segments of a meeting you care to watch, even as the rest of that meeting is still going on. You can also have your own personal instant replays if you think you might have missed an important nuance or two.

Try doing that with your funky old television set. Kind of useful when you're really not sure if you want to wade through hours of sometimes not exactly scintillating content to get to what you actually want to see. You can skip to whatever you want.

What if you actually attended a meeting, and even spoke from the public comment podium while you were there? You can then pull out your laptop and instantly critique your performance. Or just admire your striking good looks, as so many who tune in often do.

I think it is the best way to catch Sierra Madre meetings. You watch whenever you want to watch, replay any segments anytime you wish, skip all of the annoying stuff, and always at your own convenience. And even though Thursday's Planning Commission meeting was not available live time on KGEM, it was on YouTube. And it is still there. You can watch it now.

You can even access YouTube Live Streams on your smart phone and watch wherever and whenever you like. Imagine enjoying an action packed live City Council meeting on your iPhone while downing a couple of cold ones at Lucky Baldwins. That would work, too. Sometimes you need a drink just to get through one of these things.

Pretty cool, eh? In the future I will be posting YouTube City Council and Planning Commission meeting links here with our preview articles on The Tattler. You will never have to miss one again.

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47 comments:

  1. After 45 minutes of frustration I was actually able to watch part the meeting on Kgem but it wasn't easy it was an unmarked word in a sentence on the screen you had to click on

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  2. The YouTube stream is very easy to use. You can find what you want to see very easily.

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  3. Who runs the site?

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    1. YouTube is part of Google.

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    2. I was wondering does Goodle put it up as a public service? Does the city request it? Or does a private citizen post it.
      I believe KGEM staff "produces" it,do they post it on YouTube?

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    3. IDK Neuroblast maybe?

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    4. KGEM should just link these meetings to the YouTube site. It would save them some work and us a lot of aggravation.

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  4. Thank you, I was afraid I would have to wait weeks for the City to upload the video to their site. I hate to beat a dead horse, but what about the Salesian situation. It seems like anyone can now do what they want and when caught, nothing happens except a bunch of hand wringing.

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  5. Some in the audience from that Planning Commission meeting, must have wandered in from having a pint or two down at Lucky Baldwins. Thanx for the info.

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    1. Back when our nation was young alcohol was the lubricant of democracy. If you wanted to get people out to hear your candidate, you tapped the kegs and poured the wheat sodas freely.

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    2. That is how we can get more people out to city meetings. Open a cocktail lounge in the City Hall lobby. Maybe it could be called "Elaine's"?

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    3. Bruce Inman's Watering Hole

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    4. Vincent's Hideaway

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  6. I'm putting up my Christmas lights and stuff today :( Bah Humbug.......

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    1. Our neighbor's 10 foot his Santa was demolished by the winds yesterday. Nature hates Christmas.

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    2. You and me both Nature.

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  7. Youtube. Have some eggnog and stream the yule log.

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  8. When is the contract for KGEM up, what does the city pay and who is responsible for that mess? A lot of questions that I'm sure have been asked before but after 15+ years it's getting beyond ridiculous.

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    1. KGem seems to be the only choice. When there was a committee keeping track of such things there was a concentrated effort to get different coverage. All others were too expensive or weren't appropriate.

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  9. Nature is mad at us for all the bad decisions that have been made. The Darling House was just too much for Mother Nature.

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    1. I blame Trump.

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    2. Yes. He very well could have been the source of all that wind.

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  10. Thank you Tattler for keeping our city informed. Would love to buy you and eggnog.

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  11. Thanks, Tattler. At 2 hours 10 minutes into it, you can hear that jerk make his final manipulative whiny plea. He is something else. He actually asks what kind of message the commission is sending. Clearly he wants them to send the message that anything goes here with no real consequences.

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    1. He got away with demolishing an older house without permission.

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    2. If the Planning Commission won't defend our city laws, who will? Watching this again this morning was very eye opening. Thank you!

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    3. What law should they enforce? The $2,000. fine that is nothing,or the 2 year ban that only hurts the neighborhood? The eternal struggle: property rights vs. preservation........

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    4. Housing speculators have figured this out. What we're seeing here is a high stakes game of chicken.

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    5. If the city folds on this one we're going to see a lot of chickens.

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  12. The City and the property Owner should right this wrong. #1, Owner needs to put this historic home back to it's original design #2, City should evaluate why this happened and correct the problem. If all parties involved really care about Preserving Sierra Madre that is what should happen. A 20 year record check should yield some answers to preventing this kind of problem from happening again. When the facts are laid out it should be easy to adjust codes and laws.

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  13. A commenter yesterday noted the oft-expressed notion that democracy is messy sometimes.

    What's remarkable though is how vociferously people of all political persuasions insist on adherence to laws at the local level, yet tolerate some of the largest crimes and greatest miscreants on the national level.

    Will there be as much passion among the electors engaged in the far higher stakes of the Electoral College? Will there be any democratic messiness there?

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    1. Government law adherence on the local level is no less messy than the national insanity. It is just a matter of scale.

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  14. If you don't have the integrity to follow the laws at the local level you never will. Truth and honesty start at home, and Sierra Madre is our home.

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  15. Just opened my "Money Mailer" inside is a coupon from The Only Place. Large Font "50% OFF"
    small print "buy 1 entree and 2 beverages get 50% off second entree" So it's actually 25% off 2 entrees plus 2 beverages ($7-$10) making it a 5-6% off his jacked up prices. What a ripoff! The jerk thinks we're morons.

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    1. Very slick. Also interesting that he feels he needs to do that.

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    2. Dude's siding is over 50% off.

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    3. The Only Place in Town used to be okay, standard American coffee shop fare. Not very good, not bad, and not expensive. Then it got confused, jacked up all the prices, reformed the booths into cubicles and never put a penny of the increased profits into raising the quality of the food. Just about every other place in town is better.

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    4. Sounds good to me.

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  16. I think he is trying to make amends or show the right people he's sorry. He can try what he wants but the people know the truth of the damages he has done.

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    1. Amends? Other than maybe being slowed down a little, what consequences has he faced? An as far as we know, he factored in this slow-down with commission time.
      He's carrying out his plan as he designed it.

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  17. I hope the only place in town is shut down or sold to new owners. This guy needs to be tarred and feathered out of town...

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    1. Send the health inspector in there. I had a funky salmon salad there and will never go back.

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  18. Funky Salmon Salad snd Tar and Feathered Chicken? Unique as Sierra Madre Village Restaurant could be, mix an alcohol beverage of Mud Slides for the holidays and were there!

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    1. You're thinking of the funky chicken dance from the last wedding

      Dude was doing his own dance at the podium

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