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Swimming with sharks

No doubt Comcast’s question about raising its fees was not put to the cable users in a clear question about helping local public access television by an increase in cost. The bigger question is, “Why isn’t all the monies collected (approximately $117,000) being given to local public access instead of being swallowed up in the General Funds account for Nevada County?”

If a majority of Nevada County residents want local public access channels that will show local news and items of interest, then the voted-in representatives should make sure that all these type of funds are sent to the NCTV – not $15,000, but $117,000. That’s a start in the right direction. Dr. Terry McEntrye has done a great job in salvaging the remains of FCAT that struggled with years of financial abuse. Grass Valley, Nevada City and county officials voted to support this new project and it’s time give it its due monies. Comcast subscribers should let Comcast know that they want support for local public access. Otherwise. the station goes dark and you watch Sacramento TV … yuck.

Randy Hansen

Grass Valley

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