The Telecommunications/Cable Television Advisory Board will hold a public hearing on Time Warner Cable service from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in the City Council Chambers, 555 South 10th Street. The City is conducting a performance evaluation as part of a request to transfer the City cable television franchise agreement from Time Warner to Comcast Corporation. Time Warner has a non-exclusive franchise agreement with the City of Lincoln.
Those who wish to speak at the hearing will be required to sign in, and public testimony will be limited to five minutes (not including board questions). The sign-in will begin at 4:30 p.m., and the hearing will be extended past 7 p.m. if necessary to accommodate all testimony. The hearing will be cablecast live on 5 CITY-TV, the government access cable channel, and streamed live at 5tv.lincoln.ne.gov.
In addition to the public hearing, citizens may comment in the following ways:
Members of the Telecommunications/Cable Television Advisory Board are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The board advises the Mayor and City Council on general telecommunication policy issues, including those related to cable television. The 11-member board meets quarterly, and all meetings are open to the public. More information on the board is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: cable).
The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441-7624 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.