For more information call 808.871.5554.
Oceanic Time Warner Cable TV will be renewing itʻs 20 year franchises for the County of Maui and the Lahaina/West Maui franchise next year. Itʻs time for the local organizations and the public to ask Oceanic what rent it will be paying us in exchange for you use of the public rights of way for the next 20 years. In the next two weeks, Akakū will hold information meetings with community members and organizational partners to discuss this important issue.
From wikipedia.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_television_franchise_fee
A cable television franchise fee in the United States stems from a community’s basic right to compensation a community receives in exchange for the cable operator’s occupation and the right-of-way use of public property. A franchise fee is not a tax; it is a rental charge.
Franchise fees are governed under Section 622 of the Cable Communications Act of 1984. Section 622, states that municipalities are entitled to a maximum of 5% of gross revenues derived from the operation of the cable system for the provision of cable services such as Public, educational, and government access (PEG) TV channels.
Hosts Kathy Collins and Jeff King will track election results, with analysis by Dick Mayer of the Kula Community Association and Mahina Martin, former Community Relations and Communications Director for the County of Maui.
Follow the Primary Election on Akakū, from the first reports until the winners are declared.
For more information call (808) 871-5554 or visit www.akaku.org
Nomination Application for the
AKAKU: Maui Community Televisionʻs Board of Directors Producer Seats
Two Seats will become vacant in October 2012
The term of office is from October 2012 through October 2015
Deadline for getting the nomination application back to AKAKU is September 5, 2012
Deadline for certified producers to determine eligibility to vote is September 18, 2012
Aug. 3 – Sept. 5, 2012 Nominations accepted – any qualified producer may nominate themselves or another
Fri., Aug. 17, 2012 Deadline to request a nomination form
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012 Deadline for determining eligibility to nominate or be nominated for a producer seat. In order to be eligible, a producer must be certified and in good standing with annual APA fee paid current.