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jpW N OF <br />r "~°&° a COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />~S GASO <br />DATE: JULY 28, 2010 <br />MEETING DATE: OS/02/10 <br />ITEM NO: <br />TO: MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: GREG CARSON, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH KCAT FOR CABLE CASTING <br />SERVICES AND DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC, EDUCATIONAL AND <br />GOVERNMENT (P.E.G.) FUNDING. <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Approve agreement with KCAT for cable casting services and distribution of public, <br />educational and government (P.E.G.) funding. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />Since January 2003, KCAT has had an agreement to provide the Town cable casting <br />services. The Town pays KCAT $40,000 annually for taping and airing Town Council <br />($20,000) and Planning Commission meetings ($20,000). In addition, the Town provides <br />a $31,000 grant to KCAT annually. <br />In 2006, there was a change in video franchising laws in the State of California through <br />the Digital Infrastruchlre Video Competition Act (DPJCA). DIVCA allows the Town to <br />collect P.E.G. support fees of 1% of gross revenues from video services provided by <br />Comcast and any other state video franchise holder. The P.E.G. fee generates an <br />estimated $78,000 annually for Los Gatos and under federal law can only be used for <br />public, educational, and government cable-related capital needs. <br />DISCUSSION: <br />In October 2009, the KCAT Board requested that Town staff research the distribution of <br />P.E.G. funds allocated to the Town through the DIVCA Act. The Board expressed <br />interest in utilizing the funds to update equipment and improve services to the <br />PREPARED BY: Jessica von Borck, Economic Vitality Manager <br />N:Qv1GR4AdminWorkPiles~2010 Council Reports~kcat AGREEMEN'C 2010.doc <br />Reviewed by: ''" 1 Assistant Town Manage yl r y`yI'own Attorney <br />Clerk Administrator Finance Co nunity Development <br />