Seattle City Council
9/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lisa Herbold, Councilmember Licata's Office, 206-684-8803
Dana Robinson Slote (206) 615-0061
Councilmember Nick Licata
Licata receives favorable response to first-ever use of web video conferencing presentation in Chambers
Seattle - Councilmember Nick Licata issued the following statement regarding his use of WebEx technology, or web video conferencing, during Wednesday's meeting of the Housing, Human Services, Health and Culture Committee:
"Yesterday in my committee, Dr. Robert Hockett of Cornell University Law School presented his foreclosure research findings to Councilmembers via WebEx webcam technology. This was a first-of-its-kind presentation for Council Chambers.
"I've heard nothing but positive feedback about this innovative and cost-effective way of connecting with an expert across the country. By having Dr. Hockett appear on the screen, rather than traveling thousands of miles to present at our meeting, an estimated 140,00lbs of carbon emissions was saved.
"I hope that my colleagues and I will continue bringing national experts to Council Chambers at significant taxpayer savings.
"A special thanks to our technology experts here at City Council, who managed to execute a low-tech, high-impact presentation on short notice."