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Rancho Santa Fe Association board to audio-record meetings

By Karen Billing

The Rancho Santa Fe Association board will use the lowest cost proposal to audio-record  its meetings — and see whether anyone is listening.

At the July 3 meeting, the board directed staff to investigate the cost of equipping the boardroom to record. RSF Association Acting Manager Ivan Holler reported at the Aug. 7 meeting that they received three bids, ranging from $350 for a handheld device with a directional microphone to a high of $4,500 with the installation of tabletop and overhead microphones and a dedicated laptop.

The board opted to give it the lowest-cost option a shot and track the number of members who listen to the recordings once they’re posted on the RSF Association’s website.

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RSF Association President Ann Boon reiterated that recording the meetings is not meant to replace the official minutes, which will still be kept. The recordings would simply serve as a convenience for members.


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