Sunday, June 12, 2005

Extend the Life of the Cable Compliance Commission

As I wrote just three weeks ago, the county has an amazing track record for keeping citizens in the dark. This is proven yet again with the scheduling of a hearing on Bill 7-05 on June 14. I received notice of it only 5 days earlier! And I was at the most recent citizen advisory committee and it wasn't even mentioned. Yet somehow the county believes that citizens are encouraged to come and express their opinions on this bill!? What's wrong with this picture?

Bill 7-05

So what is Bill 7-05 and why should you be interested? Bill 7-05 extends the life of MC's Cable Compliance Commission. The public hearing on the bill is scheduled for June 14 at 1:30. The CCC has been a win for consumers and it would be a shame for it to go away. The council is listening. Please take this chance to express your opinions and support the CCC.

Note that Verizon's new fiber-based service (FIOS) also falls under the domain of the CCC.

If you would like to testify, please contact Delphine Harriston at 240-777-7931. You may also submit a statement by email:

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