Pima Community College this week started providing live streaming of Board of Governors meetings so taxpayers can watch in real time over the Internet from the comfort of home.

The change will "make the business of governance as open and transparent as possible," college spokesman C.J. Karamargin said in a news release.

PCC, which has drawn criticism from its accreditor and the public for lacking transparency, is late to the game in offering such access.

Nearly every other large public entity that meets in Tucson - Pima County supervisors, the Tucson City Council and the Arizona Board of Regents - has provided live coverage for years.

PCC's live streams can be accessed at the school's pima.edu website.

Carol Ann Alaimo