Mayors go to Washington to boost TV30 funding
Original post made on Mar 7, 2014
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on Mar 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm
Thank you to Pleasanton Weekly for highlighting the Mayors' trip to Washington. Please know that their request is to restore the use of money already received from viewer fees (PEG fees) to filming & programming. Rather than for equipment only, this simply reverts to the previous system used for many years. It seems reasonable to be able to film & produce TV programs with the TV money raised for that purpose. The cable TV providers were instrumental 3 years ago in getting the legislature to eliminate program production from PEG fees. So now the money is still there but used on equipment only. It has had the effect in California of closing 51 Community Television channels. I believe that was an intended consequence. Go figure!
on Mar 8, 2014 at 9:19 pm
i wonder how much of my tax money mr. thorne is using to try and get a channel funded that i, nor anyone i know, actually watch...
on Mar 9, 2014 at 8:36 pm
I thought all of our representatives had local offices. What are we to gain by paying money to fly all these people to Washington DC?
I think what they are trying to get changed is legitimate and correct although we should not have to spend all this local money to send people to Washington, assuming our representatives actually do represent us.