CALICO ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Calico Rock city council has voted down a measure that would have allowed video recordings at its council meetings.
The decision comes after an Arkansas attorney general's opinion found that such recordings are permissible under the state Freedom of Information Act if it's not disruptive to the meeting.
The Baxter Bulletin reports (http://is.gd/IDCuXv) the council voted 3-3 on the issue. The measure needed five votes to pass.
The White River Current newspaper recorded several meetings in 2011 and put them on YouTube. In January, the council enacted a ban on video recordings.
Co-publisher Charles Francis says he will continue to pursue the issue and he hopes it can be resolved without a lawsuit.
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