Fairfax Co. Experimenting With YouTube Testimony From Residents

WASHINGTON — Fairfax County is putting popular technology to use in its public meetings by asking residents to submit video testimony on YouTube.

The pilot program is kicking off with the Board of Supervisors’ hearings for the fiscal 2018 budget.

Hoping to get residents thoughts on what is set to be included and cut, county spokesman Tony Castrilli said in a release that the board will play the first five appropriate videos it receives.

The videos have to be submitted a full day before the 1 p.m. hearings on April 5 and 6, and each must run under three minutes. See all the video guidelines here.

More than enough videos have been submitted ahead of the April 4 meeting, but Castrilli said those that are not played will be added to the record.

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