Wants to Put Rumor to Rest by Knowing the Truth
Wants to know what was said about him during City Council Internet Broadcast
Loveland, Ohio - This LOVELAND MAGAZINE HD VIDEO is from the January 22 Loveland Council meeting when former council-member and business owner Paul Elliott made a public records request for video that was broadcast by the City on January 8 over the Internet.
Making the request he said, "In as much as it is rumored that the mayor of Loveland used my name and business location in relation to bullets coming from the proposed shooting range."
City Manager Thomas Carroll immediately responded that the City would not be turning over the record of the meeting to Elliott. He described the meeting as an "after meeting" and said it is not a public record the administration would have to turn over to Elliott.
After the council meeting of January 8, and most of the public had gone home, the City Web Site continued to broadcast live footage from inside the council room at City Hall. Earlier in the evening, the room was packed, standing room only, even spilling into the hallways with citizens expressing concern about a proposed shooting range near the Loveland Elementary and Primary school campus. Elliott attended the meeting and sat in the audience. According to sources who contacted Loveland Magazine about the broadcast, several council members, a former council member, and city staff were shown on the internet broadcast discussing the meeting, the individuals who spoke at the podium opposed to the shooting range, and other private citizens who were in the audience.
Clerk of Council, Misty Chelshire told Loveland Magazine that she knew the video was being transmitted over the internet. She explained that a software problem prevented her from stopping the broadcast that is controlled from her seat at the council table.
After he found out his name and business had been mentioned on the Internet broadcast, Elliott told Loveland Magazine on January 9, "Apparently, I as a private citizen was talked about by government officials when they thought their camera was no longer running. I want to know what they said about me. All I did was go to a council meeting."