As you may have read ("Judge sides with Charter," Aug. 2), the court has sided with Charter Communications over this debate involving the use of a fiber optic network and the use of Public, Education and Government television fees. Although we respectfully disagree with the court’s findings, I wanted to assure the citizens of Glendale that the City Council will find a way to continue bringing the Emmy Award-winning GTV6 television into your homes via Charter Communications cable service, AT&T; U-verse or Live Stream through our city Web page. At this point, the decision going forward will rest upon the city’s ability to negotiate a fair and affordable price to broadcast over the Charter network.
GTV6 cablecasts approximately 30 meetings a month including City Council, Civil Service Commission, Commission on the Status of Women, Glendale Water and Power Commission and the Planning Commission, to name a few. Programming that provides education, awareness and a balanced view on the challenges and issues that face the community is regularly aired. Our GTV6 mission is as follows:
• Serves as an impartial, objective, noncommercial, community resource by providing timely news and information and access opportunities for programs, activities and legislation of local government;
• Offers programs that provide education, awareness and balanced discussion of the challenges and issues that face the community and communicate in multi-languages on topics to target audiences; and
• Produces video communication and bulletin boards which support the goals and objectives of the government organizations and those service organizations in association with the City of Glendale.
As the mayor of Glendale, I would like our residents and the business community to know that we will continue to provide the best possible service in communications to ensure that you are informed on the issues the city faces on a day-to-day basis.
To see a listing of GTV6 programming, please go to www.ci.glendale.ca.us/gtv6.