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<br /> M I NUT E S <br />e EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br /> August 23, 1978 <br /> Adjourned meeting from August 16, 1978, of the City Council of the City of <br /> Eugene, Oregon, was called to order by His Honor Mayor Gus Keller at 12:00 <br /> noon on August 23, 1978, King's Table, Oakway Mall, with the following Council <br /> members present: D. W. Hamel, Ray Bradley, Tom Williams, Eric Haws, Jack <br /> Delay, Scott Lieua11en, Brian Obie, and Betty Smith. <br /> 1. ITEMS FROM MAYOR AND COUNCIL <br /> A. Teleprompter Franchise--Mr. Williams commented that he feels the <br /> franchise, in final form, is far superior to anything he would have <br /> dreamed possible. He said the article in the Register-Guard regard- <br /> ing the franchise is accurate, in that it indicated there was a <br /> five-year review process; in fact, there is a three-year mandatory <br /> review process. He mentioned another matter of concern, that being <br /> whether an experimental Public Broadcasting Service should be funded <br /> by the rate-bearers of the franchise area. He said the Commission <br /> has determined that right now it would not be funded through a locked- <br /> in long-term grant. A third area of concern is whether a failure in <br /> the cable system can trigger a private engineer to analyze it. If <br />e in the judgment of the Commission there is a need for a private <br /> engineer, the Commission can do it at its discretion and charge it <br /> to Teleprompter. Mr. Williams is pleased with the outcome of the <br /> negotiations and the job done by the Commission and the City Attorney's <br /> office. <br /> Mr. Delay wondered if the three-year review period would be ongoing <br /> or a one-time shot. Mr. Williams answered that the review would <br /> take place every three years. Mr. Delay also wondered what process' <br /> there would be, should the franchise prove ineffective. Mr. Williams <br /> responded that provisions for level of service provide that what other <br /> franchises provide should be included in the data during any arbi- <br /> tration procedure. Mr. Delay also had a question regarding public <br /> access. Mr. Williams responded that the franchise provides that <br /> Teleprompter will make available all but 18 hours a week on KOZY that <br /> is reserved for religious programming. As soon as the system goes <br /> to the 20-channe1 system (which is expected in 1980), up to three <br /> additional channels will be provided for public access. Teleprompter <br /> is obligated to make the facilities available to anyone wanting to <br /> produce something to go on the system at a reasonable charge. <br /> Teleprompter is also obligated to provide a black-and-white camera <br /> free for anyone wanting to produce something for public access. <br /> Mr. Williams added that most would argue it is poor government <br />- . <br /> 8/23/78--1 <br /> ~ <br /> 513 <br /> -- <br />