APPEAL TO ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Among the groups and individuals sending letters to the Attorney General are:
- Los Angeles Public Access Coalition, David Hernandez, President
- The Caucus of Producers, Writers, Directors & the New Media
- Full Disclosure Network, Leslie Dutton
- PEG Access Support Groups: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; ACM-West@yahoogroups.com
CONTROL OF PUBLIC CHANNELS:
With the apparent approval of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the public access issue languished, without Council attention or concern, for almost two years until the Time Warner deadline approached and the Holiday Season arrived. With very little time for the public to react, only then did the City Council push through plans to consolidate the 14 public access cable channels into four channels under government control and they failed to provide for even one dedicated public channel.
Instead when the public objected , the Council approved an “after thought”, verbal motion that was sent to the Budget and Finance Committee requesting an investigation into possible funding. No date has been set for a hearing before the Budget & Finance Committee, nor is it know if there search for funding has begun. See Council file here: http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2006/06-2818_ca_12-03-08.pdf
SEND AUTOMATED LETTER TO AG:
At the end of the video viewers are asked to send an automated letter to the Attorney General using a link below the video screen on the webpage. The letter urges the AG to file for injunctive relief under the Business & Professions code 17200, Sec. 3 to prevent Time Warner from shutting down the City's public access channels and studios, until such time as the City has replaced the facilities.