Mayor Craig A. Moe has announced that as part of the City of Laurel cable television franchise renewal process with Comcast, the Mayor and City Council will be conducting two public hearings on April 9, 2012 and April 23, 2012 to allow residents to comment on desired future cable television service needs and local public, educational, and governmental (PEG) access programming needs and interests.
Mayor Moe stated the public hearings are not intended to just examine past performance, but rather to look to what is needed by the community going forward. The public will be allowed to offer brief opinions and views on future needs for cable television and PEG access programming and information. Attendees wishing to address the meeting will be asked to sign in when arriving, and will then be able to speak for up to two minutes during the public hearings.
Mayor Moe advised that a random sampling of City of Laurel residents and local businesses will also receive a written survey soon inviting their feedback and input on current and future needs and interests. Those who receive the surveys are asked to return them in the postage-paid envelope provided. The input gathered from these surveys and the public meetings will assist in determining the future cable television-related needs and interests for the community within a new Comcast cable television franchise agreement.
Mayor Moe advised the public hearings will be held as part of the Mayor and City Council’s regularly scheduled meetings which will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road.