Rancho Palos Verdes City Council
   

FEBRUARY 21, 2006 CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE PRODUCTIONS – 2006 FEBRUARY 21, 2006 CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE PRODUCTIONS 2006 FEBRUARY 21, 2006 CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE PRODUCTIONS 2006


TO: HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL

FROM: ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER/CITY CLERK

DATE: FEBRUARY 21, 2006

SUBJECT: CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE PRODUCTIONS – 2006

RECOMMENDATION

1) Approve the proposed list of topics for all City-sponsored Special Event Shoots and Public Service Announcements for 2006; and 2) Authorize the Manager of RPV Cable Television to select the topics, subject to approval by the City Manager or his designee, for the one undesignated Special Event Shoot and one undesignated Public Service Announcement in 2006.

DISCUSSION

Under the 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement, the City can request Cox Communications to produce up to six (6) special event shoots and eight (8) Public Service Announcements (PSAs) per calendar year. On April 19, 2005, City Council adopted Policy No. 40, Programming on Cable Television Government Access Channel 3 (now 35), which stipulates in part that Council will annually approve the topics for all City-sponsored Special Event Shoots and Public Service Announcements provided under the 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement. To that end, the Manager of RPV Cable Television, Gabriella Holt, has prepared the list below of proposed topics for 2006 for Council review and approval. Staff is also seeking Council approval for the Manager of RPV Cable Television to select the topics, subject to approval by the City Manager or his designee, for the one special event shoot and one PSA that are currently undesignated.

Special Event Shoots

1. Whale of a Day (March 2006)
2. Point Vicente Interpretive Center Grand Opening (May/June 2006)
3. July 4th City Celebration (July 2006)
4. Lomita Sheriff Open House (August/September 2006)
5. Educator of the Year (November 2006)
6. One undesignated shoot for 2006.

Public Service Announcements

Emergency Preparedness Series 3
RPV City TV Internship Program 2
Household Hazardous Waste Roundup (May 2006) 1
Christmas Tree Recycling (December 2006) 1
Undesignated PSA 1
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TOTAL: 8

FISCAL IMPACT

There is no cost to the City if the designated Cable Franchise Productions are produced by Cox Communications pursuant to the City’s 2000 Cable Television Franchise Agreement.

Respectfully submitted:

Carolynn Petru
Assistant City Manager/City Clerk

Reviewed,

Les Evans
City Manager