People who can't make it to City Council hearings on department budgets this year (what with them being held during the day and all) can now testify via Google Hangouts, Council President Michelle Wu said today.
In a pilot program that starts this week, Ways and Means Chairman Mark Ciommo (Allston/Brighton) will accept comments from up to ten people via the online videoconferencing service, after other people are done with their IRL comments at his hearings.
You'll need a Google e-mail account - and a working camera and microphone on your computer or phone - and will have to sign up in advance. More details. Council hearing schedule.