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Friday, September 10, 2021

How to watch an Ocala City Council meeting live and later

Public participation and engagement at meetings of the Ocala City Council, or any advisory board that makes recommendations to the council, are important functions of democracy. 

Government meetings occur at different times of day and on different days of the week throughout the course of any given month, so it can be difficult for most residents to find the time to attend any. 

To that end, the City of Ocala attempts to keep all residents engaged by offering an extensive slate of live streaming and archive video options. 

Meetings are streamed through the City of Ocala’s Meeting Recordings webpage whenever they are scheduled. Not only can you watch a meeting in progress, but you can access archived video of previous meetings for the council and other boards. 

For instance, the Ocala City Council regularly meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. at Ocala City Hall, which is located at 110 SE Watula Avenue. That meeting is streamed live until it concludes, and then is available through the Ocala Meeting Recordings page.

In addition to the main city council meetings, the city maintains audio and video recordings of a collection of advisory boards like the planning and zoning commission and the code enforcement board, to name a couple.

The next regular meeting of the Ocala City Council takes place on Tuesday, July 20, beginning at 5 p.m.