December 1, 2011

Over 1,200 Chicagoans Call on the City of Chicago to Secure the Future of CAN TV

On Thursday, December 1st the Committee for Media Access members delivered petitions with 1,236 signatures to City Hall.  And as of this writing, more petitions, with more signatures, continue to come in.

We are urging Mayor Emanuel to: 

1. Move immediately to enforce RCN’s public obligations, and
2. Establish citywide hearings for public input on cable refranchising and the future of CAN TV. 
Public hearings on CAN TV's future will help assure that Chicago's future cable system meets the community's needs and protects the public's right to speak.  Residents signing onto the petition spoke to the importance of protecting the public's space on cable.  Nancy Bechtol said, "CAN TV...promotes community participation in the best way of using TV, for the people!"

More comments can be seen here.

CMA's letter to Mayor Emanuel that was delivered with the petitions is included below.

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