ORDINANCE NO. BL2001-839
An ordinance amending Chapter 6.10 of the Metropolitan Code relating to the Public, Educational and Governmental Access Oversight Committee by changing the composition of the membership and amending its powers and duties.
WHEREAS, with the awarding of additional franchises for cable television by Metropolitan Government there will be more channels and funds available for use for public, educational and government access, it appropriate that certain modifications to Chapter 6.10 of the Metropolitan Code be made.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Section 6.10.020 of the Metropolitan Code shall be and the same is hereby amended as follows:
A. By amending subparagraph A. by deleting it in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subparagraph:
"A. One member to be appointed by the metropolitan board of public education, which member will represent instructors of grades K through 12."
B. By adding the following new subparagraph F. and relettering in the remaining subparagraphs accordingly:
"E. One member of the Metropolitan Educational Access Corporation (MEAC) board of directors, to be selected by said board;"
C. By amending subparagraph H. (previously subparagraph G.) by deleting it in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new subparagraph:
"H. The executive officers of their designees of the metropolitan board of public education, Nashville Public Television, CAC, MEAC, and the department of information systems shall serve as non-voting ex-officio members of the committee, with the department of information systems being responsible for implementing the decisions of the committee;"
D. By amending subparagraph I. (previously subparagraph H.) by deleting the phrase "Tele-Vue, Inc., d/b/a Viacom Cable or its duly authorized successor and/or transferee, shall be entitled, at its discretion" wherein it appears and substituting in lieu thereof the phrase "the franchise holders shall be entitled".
SECTION 2. Section 6.10.040 of the Metropolitan Code shall be and the same is hereby amended by amending subparagraph C by adding the following phrase at the end of the subparagraph: ", provided such allocation and coordination of access shall not become effective unless and until ratified by the council by resolution".
SECTION 3. Section 6.10.040 of the Metropolitan Code shall be and the same is hereby amended by amending subparagraphs D. and E. by adding the following phrase at the end of each subparagraph: ", provided such funds received by donation, grant, or otherwise have been duly appropriated.".
SECTION 4. Section 6.10.040 of the Metropolitan Code shall be and the same is hereby amended by adding the following new subparagraph:
"I. The powers and duties of PEG shall be limited to those matters specifically provided herein, and in no event shall PEG have any authority or control of government access television, which is managed and operated by the Department of Information Services."
SECTION 5. This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored By: Lynn Williams & Bob Bogen
|Introduced:||September 18, 2001|
|Passed First Reading:||September 18, 2001|
Personnel-Public Information Committee
|Passed Second Reading:||October 2, 2001|
|Passed Third Reading:||October 16, 2001|
|Approved:||October 17, 2001|