Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What control
does the City have over cable television rates and programming?
A: The City is only
able to regulate cable rates for the basic tier of programming to the degree that they
fall outside a formula set by the Federal Communications Commission. All requested
rate increases are reviewed by a technical consultant to assure that they are within the
legal parameters. The City has no regulatory authority over programming.
Q: How can my
organization become eligible for a cultural grant?
A: Applications for
grants are evaluated annually for grants which are given each fiscal year (July 1 - June
30). Applications are normally accepted from the second week of February to the
second week of March, for the following fiscal year. Notices of the grant application
window are placed in the local newspaper. Potential applicants may
request an application by phoning 805-781-7123 during the application period.