The City Council will begin meeting on the first Friday of every month at Van Nuys City Hall under a plan approved Friday. The council voted unanimously to spend $150,000 on a robotic video system that will allow the meetings to be broadcast citywide, clearing the main hurdle to regular San Fernando Valley gatherings. “We recognize that this is a very big city and every voice has to be heard and sometimes geography makes that very impossible to do,” said Councilman Greig Smith, the Northridge-area representative who introduced the plan. Officials plan the first Van Nuys gathering for April 7. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “For those of us who live in the Valley, it’s an easier commute,” said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who represents much of the East Valley. “But most importantly, it is our chance to go across the city of Los Angeles – particularly the Valley, which has 1.4 million people in it – and be able to demonstrate our commitment to addressing issues and having them have access.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!