Rolling Hills is a step away from getting cable television after the City Council Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance authorizing a 15-year franchise agreement with Times Mirror Cable Television of Palos Verdes Peninsula Inc.
Under the agreement, Times Mirror Cable has six months from the effective date of the ordinance to obtain building permits and rights of way from the city and the Rolling Hills Community Assn. and another year to provide access to the city's 684 residences.
If the ordinance is adopted as expected after a public hearing on Oct. 8, it will become effective on Nov. 8.
Steve Fowler of Times Mirror Cable told the council that Rolling Hills will be the first city on the peninsula to be fed cable programs over a fiber-optics line.
City Manager Craig Nealis said Wednesday that rates have yet to be set for customers.