Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Chair Justin Burns
Vice-Chair Mark Ewell
MINUTES Secretary Amber Robinson
June 21, 2011 Russ Fertitta
7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Marshall Tuttle
City Administration Building, David King
30 S. Nevada Avenue, Suite 701 Michael Peltier
Colorado Springs, CO Vacant (Regular)
Present: TPAC Members: Justin Burns, Mark Ewell, Amber Robinson, Russ Fertitta, Michael Peltier
Absent: David King
Staff: Kathy Lake, Jesse James, Terri Velasquez
Guest: Ben Kley Falcon Broadband, David Sered Comcast, Brandy Williams City Council
INTRODUCTIONS: Brandy Williams, City Council member introduced
CALL TO ORDER
A quorum was present and the meeting was called to order at 7:35 a.m.
Mr. Russ Fertitta moved to approve May minutes. Mr. Marshall Tuttle seconded the motion, all were in approval and the motion passed.
Change to bylaws
Changes to bylaws were discussed. Mr. Fertitta explained to Ms. Williams the original role and responsibilities of TPAC and summarized past activities. David Sered explained history of Adelphia being bought by Comcast and that as a City franchise, the customer complaints were channeled through the City. During that transition complaints were high and have now lessened. Falcon Broadband is a competitor in the same industry. The group discussed what citizens need from us and that our scope should be larger than telecommunications and cable franchises. Ms.Velasquez suggested the City's IT strategic plan be shared with the TPAC. Ms. Williams suggested TPAC helping with marketing the City to the citizens, via the website and other avenues. Ms. Williams suggested getting TPAC's input on maximizing the user friendliness of the City website. A sub-committee was formed to review the proposed bylaw changes. This sub-committee consists of Justin Burns, Mark Ewell, Michael Peltier and Jesse James.
Agenda and Minutes Kathy Lake requested the format of the agenda and minutes be changed to match the format in which they are posted on the City website.
Cable Video Franchise Updates
Comcast - David Sered reported Amy Lynch is new leader of Comcast
Falcon Broadband - Mr. Ben Kley was present and had nothing new to report
Nothing new to report, website is the same.
· Legislative Matters Sub-Committee
Nothing new to report
Franchise Performance Sub-Committee
Nothing to report
Review, Planning and action status - TPAC support to City IT
TPAC's support to City IT was discussed during the conversation about changes to bylaws.
Other cities' eGov systems and capabilities: A sub-committee was formed to evaluate other cities websites and how they disseminate information to their citizens. This committee consists of Justin Burns, Russ Fertitta, and Amber Robinson. Jesse James volunteered to be involved as well.
Ethics Acknowledgement Form - all TPAC members need to sign and return to Kathy Lake.
ADJOURN: Mr. Peltier made a motion to adjourn and Russ Fertitta seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 8:49 a.m.