Coming to a Public Access TV Station Near You
Somewhere between the ranting preachers.
City attorney Doug Jarman's legal opinion about the cable franchise agreement concerning PEG (Public access, Education, Government) Channel 99 cleared the way for the airing of the film, "Loose Change ."
The documentary did not air in May, as officials previously had promised Nick Pretnar of Taylor Springs.
Mayor Bill Baran made the decision to ban the program.
That prompted Pretnar, a college student, to seek an explanation at the council's June 27 meeting. The mayor then sought a legal opinion from the city attorney.
Jarman said the present use of Channel 99 for public access programs like church services, sporting events and community parades indicates the city should either abide by PEG rules in programming or air no public access programs at all.