BOARD MEETINGS NOW AVAILABLE ON LIVE STREAMING VIDEO
Beginning January 26, 2015, the Brazos River Authority will broadcast a live video stream of their quarterly Board of Directors meetings. The stream will be available in real time via link from the BRA website on YouTube. The BRA is providing this service for the convenience of interested parties and to provide additional access to the general public.
“In recent years, there has been a great deal of emphasis placed on transparency for all government organizations,” said Matt Phillips, Government & Customer Relations Manager. “Though meetings of our Board of Directors have always been open to the public, the vast size of our river basin has made it difficult for all that would like to attend meetings to do so. By providing a live-stream of the meetings, our hope is to help all interested parties learn first-hand the importance of the availability of ample water to sustaining and maintaining the growth of cities, industry, and agriculture within the Brazos River basin.”
Because the January 26th Board meeting will be the organizations’ first attempt at live streaming, there could be kinks to work through. The BRA welcomes feedback on the live-feed following the meeting to help the process evolve and improve. You may express your comments and concerns by clicking here. To view the Board agenda for January 26, click here.
LEARN TO TELL A SPRING SHOWER FROM SEVERE WEATHER IN FREE CLASSES AROUND THE STATE
Want to learn how to tell whether approaching clouds are a spring shower or a severe thunderstorm? You can over the next few months as the National Weather Service offers educational classes as part of its Sky Warn program at several locations across the Brazos River basin. To learn more, please click here.
PERMIT FEE WAIVERS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2015
Due to continuing drought conditions, the Brazos River Authority will once again offer Residential Water Use Permit and Commercial Dock fee waivers for the 2015 calendar year. To apply for the permit fee waiver, click the waiver fee icon at the right or click here.