The Town of North Hempstead board voted against having meetings televised on the Town's channel or be streamed live online.
The vote was 4-2 with Councilman Thomas Dwyer not in attendance against televising meetings. Councilwoman Dina DeGiorgio, R-Port Washington, who proposed this measure and Councilman Angelo Ferrara, R-New Hyde Park, both voted for televising meetings.
The Town of Brookhaven televises its meetings as does the Village of Mineola. Supervisor Jon Kaiman pointed out that streaming or taping the town meetings might not be as easy as it looks.
"Just because other people don't do it isn't a reason not to do it," DeGiorgio said.
DeGiorgio also added that broadcasting meetings would increase transparency.
Eric Zausner voiced his support for televising meetings during the town board meeting, calling it a "big leap forward."
Councilwoman Viviana Russell, D-Westbury, said before voting against the measure that she reached out to Brookhaven to get more information but didn't hear back from them and voted no based on not having enough information.