In the interests of transparency and open government, Cumberland Council will live stream all Council meetings. Live streaming allows the community to view proceedings via the Cumberland Council website, without the need to physically attend Council meetings. This gives the community greater access to Council decisions and debate and eliminates geographic barriers preventing the public from attending meetings. Members of the public speaking at a Council meeting agree to be recorded and must ensure their address to the Council is respectful and appropriate. A person who uses defamatory, discriminatory or offensive language may be exposed to liability for which Council takes no responsibility. Any part of the meeting that is held in closed session will not be recorded.