Brisbane City Council will introduce hybrid council meetings, despite initially knocking back pregnant Labor councillor Kara Cook’s request to permanently allow meeting attendance via video conferencing.
- Last year, council CEO Colin Jensen said switching to a hybrid model would be too costly
- A letter Mr Jensen sent to councillors today confirmed the shift to hybrid meetings
- Cr Cook described the change as “refreshing”
Last November, Cr Cook condemned the council’s position as “archaic” after chief executive Colin Jensen told her it would be too costly and time-consuming for council to switch to a hybrid in-person and online model by the time she gave birth.
At the time, council instead offered a Cabcharge card to allow the…